Screenwriters:Desiree Akhavan, Cecilia Frugiuele
Starring:Chloe Grace Moretz, Jennifer Ehle, John Gallagher Jr., Forrest Goodluck, Sasha Lane
Based on author Emily M. Danforth‘s acclaimed 2012 novel, with Chloe Grace Moretz set to play the title role.
Dead parents. Random acts of shoplifting. Girls kissing girls in barns, in twisty slides on playgrounds, in abandoned hospitals. A Victorian dollhouse with all kinds of weird shit glued to it. The compulsive renting and watching of 99cent videos. Miles City, Montana. The 1990s. Swimming. Summer. Cowgirls. Dinosaur discovering. Ferris Wheels. Conversion therapy. Taco Johns. A girl named Jane Fonda and the hollowed compartment in her prosthetic leg. The way a mountain-toppling earthquake that happened some thirty years before keeps aftershocking our hero: Cameron Post. Yup: it’s coming of age, it’s coming of GAYge, it’s a Bildungsroman, a novel of development, it’s all of these things, none of these things, and it would be kick-ass if you gave it a whirl.