Pray Away

With complete transparency, the ex-founders detail the Evangelical church ‘support group’ that developed into a conversion therapy programme thousands would pass through, all while the founder’s gay desires remained shrouded in secrecy. The sentiment comes after 100 minutes of challenging but crucial viewing that chronicles the pervading influence and harmful legacy of Exodus International, an interdenominational ex-gay organisation that facilitated the largest ‘gay cure’ conversion therapy scheme in the world. The subject of conversion therapy has been tackled in narrative film with Desiree Akhavan’s empowering The Miseducation of Cameron Post,…

Why I Love Katharine Hepburn’s Performance in Summertime

Imbued with a vulnerability unseen in most of her filmography, words fail and sentences fall apart. Published 1 Aug 2021 Share this The film moves at the pace of its season, like days spent leisurely gazing up at the interminable blueness of the sky. Now with you I’ve grown up; I think I do know when to,” Jane explains tearfully, knowing full-well that their romance wouldn’t survive real-world complications, like his marriage. Actually, it takes an hour for the film to become a romance. Though initially denied, Jane’s attraction is…