Emily M. Danforth is an American author. She is Associate Professor of English at Rhode Island College.
The Pool's Rowan Ellis met author Emily M. Danforth to discuss her experience growing up as a lesbian teen in Montana, the ongoing proliferation of gay conversion therapy, and her book The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which has been adapted into a film starring Chloë Grace Moretz.
'The Miseducation of Cameron Post' is a new film about a high school girl who's sent to a Christian gay conversion therapy center after she's caught kissing another girl. We talk with filmmaker, Desiree Akhavan, and Emily Danforth who wrote the novel that the film's based on. Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Lori McKenna's album 'The Tree.'Michael Arceneaux's new book, 'I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race And Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé,' is a collection of essays about growing up gay, black, and Catholic in Texas.
'The Miseducation of Cameron Post' is a new film about a high school girl who's sent to a Christian gay conversion therapy center after she's caught kissing another girl. We talk with filmmaker, Desiree Akhavan, and Emily Danforth who wrote the novel that the film's based on. Akhavan is bisexual, and her parents are Iranian immigrants. "I didn't even hear of one Iranian homosexual my whole life," she tells Terry Gross. "And when I came out, it was like coming out as a leprechaun or a unicorn. It was like a fictitious thing."
On the episode where Connor got a bollocking and new Assistant Producer Kyra sang a Michael Jackson classic.... Ian spoke to the very funny Emily M. Danforth. She's author of  the brilliant 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post'. Ian's second guest was in studio; Eunice Olumide. She's a model/actress/comedian - there's actually not much she can't do! She spoke about the highs and lows of growing up in Scotland, partying in the Absolutely Fabulous movie and more.
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Birthdate
Jan 17th, 1980
Episode Count
4
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
4 hours, 31 seconds
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Podchaser Creator ID logo 818212