We all know Chloë Grace Moretz for her roles in movies like Kick-Ass and If I Stay, but we also love her for never being afraid to speak her mind, from being honest about her feminism to opening up about the time she was body-shamed by a much older male co-star.
Now Chloë is starring in The Miseducation of Cameron Post – a movie about a teenage girl who is sent to a conversion camp after she's caught kissing her female best friend – and she's using the opportunity to call out double standards in Hollywood when it comes to telling LGBT stories.
In a recent interview with the LA Times, Chloë spoke candidly about her belief that "queer movies should be told through a queer lens and created by queer people".
Even though people want these movies to be told, they want these things to be said, they’re not backing it enough. They’re still backing first and foremost the straight white man who is going to be putting out the movie that’s the safer bet. They want something that’s a pretty package, but that’s still tolerable and acceptable. And I think that’s unfair.
She also pointed out the difference between the way Hollywood has responded to Cameron Post – directed by Desiree Akhavan, who identifies as bisexual – and other movies that deal with similar themes.
"There’s another conversion therapy movie that’s coming out and you see how that was picked up by a major distributor, they are putting all the money behind it," Chloë said, which I can only assume is in reference to the upcoming movie Boy Erased.
"This movie was directed by a bisexual woman of diversity, it has a very diverse cast, and we didn’t cast all celebrities," she went on.