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Source: Lifetime

The Real Alex Cooper Is Working Hard So That Teens Won't Have to Undergo Conversion Therapy


*Content warning: This article deals with conversion therapy, which some readers may find triggering.*

When Lifetime revealed their latest project, Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story, about a young teenager who comes out to her parents and is then sent to an abusive conversion therapy program, viewers were wondering whether the movie was based on a true story.

It turns out that the movie is very much based on the real Alex Cooper's experience and in large part on her memoir, Saving Alex: When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I was Gay, and That's When My Nightmare Began

Here's everything you need to know about the Lifetime movie and about Alex Cooper today.