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In Undercover Doctor, Dr Christian Jessen explores the weird new world of gay cures and a group of people who describe themselves as ‘ex-gay’. Boldly undertaking some of these “cures” himself, he explores whether it's possible to be cured, or whether these cures are damaging the desperate men and women who try them.
In this one off documentary Dr Christian Jessen explores the motives and practices behind therapies that offer to change people’s sexuality. He asks if it is possible to ‘cure’ homosexuality and boldly undertakes some of these ‘cures’ to see if he can change his sexual preference.
Undercover Doctor: Cure Me, I’m Gay follows Dr Jessen on his extraordinary and sometimes shocking journey as he looks at past and present therapies in both the UK and USA that offer to ‘cure’ gay people who are desperate to be straight.
With his medical background and as an openly gay man, he boldly undertakes some of the ‘cures’ himself and explores whether it really is possible to be ‘cured’ of homosexuality. He also considers whether these practices are harmful – physically and emotionally - to the desperate men and women who try them.
After weeks of intense therapy will Dr Christian be ‘cured’ and will the ex-gay leaders rise to his challenge to take the sexuality lie detector test?
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