Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story tells the real story of Alex Cooper, a young girl sent to conversion therapy for eight months before she finally escaped.
Lifetime’s “Ripped From the Headlines” slate continues in week two with Alex Cooper’s horrifying story. Based on Alex’s book, Saving Alex, this movie focuses on Alex’s journey after coming out to her uber-religious Mormon parents.
Upon learning their daughter is gay and has a girlfriend, they ship her off to conversion therapy. It’s horrifying. But despite the tragedy of this story, there were some genuinely good moments demonstrating Alex’s resolve in between the abuse.