About the film
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Release Date: June 16, 2021
|Production Companies||:||Blumhouse Productions, Lamplighter Films, Naked Edge Films, Cinereach, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Secret Sauce Media, Women Make Movies, Cinetic Media, Ryan Murphy Productions|
|Producers||:||Ryan Murphy, Jason Blum, Johnny Symons, Jim Butterworth, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Regina K. Scully, Daniel J. Chalfen, Julie Parker Benello, Ryan White, Lisa Valencia-Svensson, Jeremy Gold, Kristine Stolakis, Colleen Cassingham, Nion McEvoy, Amanda Spain, Marci Wiseman, Jessica Devaney, Leslie Berriman, Patty Quillin, Anya Rous, Mary Lisio, Katy Drake Bettner, Janet Tittiger, Myles Markham, David Lee, Jenn Lee Smith, Paulette Marte|
In the 1970s, five men struggling with being gay in their Evangelical church started a bible study to help each other leave the "homosexual lifestyle." They quickly received over 25,000 letters from people asking for help and formalized as Exodus International, the largest and most controversial conversion therapy organization in the world. But leaders struggled with a secret: their own “same-sex attractions” never went away. After years as Christian superstars in the religious right, many of these men and women have come out as LGBTQ, disavowing the very movement they helped start. Focusing on the dramatic journeys of former conversion therapy leaders, current members, and a survivor, PRAY AWAY chronicles the “ex gay" movement’s rise to power, persistent influence, and the profound harm it causes.