Director Desiree Akhavan on ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’

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When her film ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, Desiree Akhavan expected to hear from interested buyers. Instead, crickets. The festival market has cooled in recent years, but she can’t help wondering if there was another reason buyers didn’t go for her queer, female, coming-of-age story. New York native Akhavan tells our producer Kaitlin Parker why she ended up moving to London after her first feature and how she had to struggle to make ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post,’ which is about a teenage girl forced into gay conversion therapy.



Kim Masters


Kaitlin Parker