Premiering on Saturday, September 28 at 8 pm ET/PT, Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story is based on the Memoir “SavingAlex.” The film is inspired by the harrowing journey that began when 15-year-old Alex (Emmy® Nominee, Addison Holley) revealed she was gay to her devout Mormon parents and they feared so deeply for her soul that they took her from their Southern California home and placed her against her will in a conversion therapy home in Utah.
Trapped for eight months with strangers (Sarah Booth and Ian Lake), Alex faced horrible punishments and beatings that were intended to cure her homosexuality. After realizing she would have to submit to their rules in order to survive, Alex was eventually allowed to attend school, where she became friends with a boy that was the president of the gay-straight alliance. He helped Alex get in touch with an attorney (GLAAD Media Awards Winner, Wilson Cruz), who later helped orchestrate her escape.
Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story is produced by SilverScreen Pictures and executive produced by Jeffrey Hunt, Kyle Clark, and Lina Wong. Jeffrey Hunt directs from a script by Michelle Paradise.