Netflix picks up Pray Away ahead of Tribeca debut
James R | On 13, May 2021
Netflix has picked up the rights to documentary Pray Away ahead of its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival this summer.
The directorial debut of Kristine Stolakis, the film takes viewers inside the “pray the gay away” movement, specifically Exodus International, the largest conversion therapy organisation in the world.
Formed in the 1970s by five men struggling with their sexuality, the organisation has since been disavowed by several leaders who have come out as LGBTQ. Pray Away chronicles that movement’s rise to power, persistent influence and the harm it causes, featuring interviews with the former leaders and a survivor seeking healing and acceptance from trauma.
Exec-produced by Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum, among others, and produced by Jessica Devaney, Anya Rous and Stolakis, the film will premiere at Tribeca on 16th June. Before then, Netflix has snapped up the rights to the movie, with an August release date reportedly on the cards.
Pray Away is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.