Brett McLaughlin (‘Boy Erased’) on writing the original song ‘Revelation’ and why the film hit close to home for him [Exclusive Video Interview]

“As three gay men coming from different parts of the world and having different experiences growing up, we each identified with this movie and with this song in different ways,” explains Brett McLaughlin about his original song “Revelation” from “Boy Erased.” Watch our exclusive video interview with McLaughlin above.

Based on a memoir by Garrard Conley, this Focus Features drama centers on Jared (Lucas Hedges), a young man sent to conversion therapy by his conservative religious parents (Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman). The film was written and directed by Joel Edgerton, who co-stars as the program’s dubiously qualified leader.

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McLaughlin, also known by his stage name Leland, co-wrote “Revelation” with Troye Sivan, a recording artist in his own right who plays one of the camp’s unwilling participants, and Jon Thor Birgisson of the Icelandic band Sigur Ros. Thus far
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