Trailer: Lucas Hedges Fight Homophobia in BOY ERASED July 18, 2018 The truth cannot be converted. Based on the heart-breaking memoir by Garrard Conley, the Oscar-tipped BOY ERASED is the coming of age of a young man (Lucas Hedges) forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program. Directed by Joel Edgerton, the Oscar-tipped drama also stars Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. BOY ERASED tells of Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. BOY ERASED is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity.