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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.

Director:

Justin Kelly

Writers:

Justin Kelly, Stacey Miller (based on an article by) | 1 more credit »
8 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Nick Rehberger ... Adam
Leven Rambin ... Catherine
Kevin Cahoon ... Peter
Blake Lee ... Benoit Denizet-Lewis
Jacob Loeb ... Teddy
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Storyline

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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The director and good friend of James Franco, Gus Van Sant, called James and told him about an article on which this movie is based. 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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Connections

Features Jim in Bold (2003) See more »

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Silent All These Years
Written by Tori Amos
Sword And Stone Publishing (ASCAP)
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Michael is confused
14 May 2020 | by pensacolacomputerSee all my reviews

As a gay Christian I feel sorry for Michael...He is constantly changing and does not know himself...He has always been trying to get people to listen to him. He was an editor, he wrote a blog often, he would make speeches to young gay youth...and now he is a pastor . He is starved for attention.

To any gay person struggling with faith and being gay....Dont be...God would never put those thoughts into your head like that, unless that is who you are....You were born this way.....There are way way too many gay and trans people who have taken their own lives because of their religion...Its sad...Love yourself, treat others well....Do what makes you happy...Live life your way...Peace


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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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$3,995
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