Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Oscars: This Year’s “Call Me By Your Name,” About Gay Conversion Therapy, Features YouTube Break Out Pop Star Troye Sivan


Everyone’s looking for this year’s “Call Me By Your Name.” Well, Focus Features has it– “Boy Erased,” starring Lucas Hedges as a teen whose parents– Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe– send him to gay conversion therapy. (No, Mike Pence will not be at the premiere.)

Featured in the film is Troye Sivan, the now 23 year old pop star who I wrote about– first – back in 2014. Sivan broke out as a YouTube star that year and literally willed himself to Hollywood.He’s had a bunch of hits since then, he’s written and recorded with other kids of his generation like Ariana Grande. In “Boy Erased,” he plays Hedges’ first love and he’s got a song in the movie that could be eligible for the Oscar.

I am really glad my nieces pointed him out to me when they were starting high school. Now they’ve graduated and are headed for college. But their real success so far was turning me on to Troye, and to Shawn Mendes. (We went to his first ever show.)

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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