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I Am Michael (2015)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 27 January 2017 (USA)
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Based on the fascinating true-life story of Michael Glatze, a gay activist who becomes a Christian pastor after identifying as a heterosexual.

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Justin Kelly

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Justin Kelly, Stacey Miller (based on an article by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... Michael Glatze
Zachary Quinto ... Bennett
Emma Roberts ... Rebekah Fuller
Charlie Carver ... Tyler
Avan Jogia ... Nico
Daryl Hannah ... Deborah
Lesley Ann Warren ... Susan
Jefferson Mays ... Preacher Teacher
Jan Maxwell ... Coltry
Ahna O'Reilly ... Laura
Nick Rehberger ... Adam
Leven Rambin ... Catherine
Kevin Cahoon ... Peter
Blake Lee ... Benoit Denizet-Lewis
Jacob Loeb ... Teddy
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I AM MICHAEL is the incredible true-life story of Michael Glatze (Franco), a high profile gay youth activist who created a national controversy when he claimed to no longer be gay and became a straight Christian pastor. The film follows Michael from his life in San Francisco with his boyfriend Bennett (Quinto), where he pursues political activism, a journalist career at XY Magazine, social awareness, and sexual exploration, to his days of personal self-discovery. After a traumatic scare, Michael is plagued by doubt and paranoia, and begins a religious reawakening. Michael renounces his gay lifestyle, rejects his friends, and endeavors to find his "true self." He explores Buddhism and Mormonism, yet ultimately lands at a Christian Bible school in rural Wyoming where he meets his girlfriend, Rebekah (Roberts), and becomes the pastor of his own church. This powerful new film captures one man's haunting journey through modern concepts of love, denial and redemption. Written by Brainstorm Media

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One man. Two lives.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

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James Franco and Emma Roberts played together in Palo Alto (2013). See more »

Quotes

Michael Glatze: Can I buy you a drink?
Tyler: Don't you have a boyfriend?
Michael Glatze: Hmm... he'll think you're cute too.
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Features Jim in Bold (2003) See more »

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Written by Jake Shears, Babydaddy(as Scott Hoffman) & Carlos Alomar
Performed by Scissor Sisters
Produced by Scissor Sisters
Universal Music/Kobalt Music Publishing
Courtesy of Polydor Records (ASCAP)
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I Am Michael
23 July 2015 | by Brendan MikeskaSee all my reviews

Love, identity, sense of self, God, religion, sin, gay, ex-gay, authenticity, confusion: all of these things and more are brought to the screen in the movie "I Am Michael" chronicling the often painful and true story of gay activist turned ex-gay poster boy Michael Glatze. The story is nuanced and the performances by James Franco and Zachary Quinton are sincere. Regardless of what your agenda is on this flash point topic, it is a movie that can be enjoyed for its story and how the world can pull at us from all directions. The fact that we are not pulled apart is a triumph in of itself and thus is the story of Michael.


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