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.
One man. Two lives.
Did You Know?
Emma Roberts has also played James Franco's younger brother Dave's love interest in the film Nerve. See more
Can I buy you a drink?
Don't you have a boyfriend?
Hmm... he'll think you're cute too.
Features Jim in Bold
Written by Jake Shears
(as Scott Hoffman) & Carlos Alomar
Performed by Scissor Sisters
Produced by Scissor Sisters
Universal Music/Kobalt Music Publishing
Courtesy of Polydor Records (ASCAP) See more