“I Am Michael”
We Finally Have a Trailer
I was beginning to wonder if we would ever see, “I Am Michael”. After all, it had its premiere two years ago at Sundance and it has taken that long for it to come to VOD and a few cinemas in the US in January.
The film is adapted from Benoit Denizet-Lewis’ New York Times Magazine article “My Ex-Gay Friend”. It is the true story of Michael tells the real-life story of Michael Glatze (James Franco), formerly a leading US journalist for prominent gay magazine XY, and an activist working for LGBT rights. After a profound and life-changing epiphany, Glatze gradually renounced his homosexuality and turned to Christian ministry, becoming outspokenly opposed to queer lifestyles.
Zachary Quinto plays his ex-boyfriend, Bennett, with Emma Roberts, Daryl Hannah and Charlie Carver in supporting roles. When first screened it received a mixed reaction at cinemas probably because it is about the difficult subject of ex-gay ministry, and makes its ‘hero’ a man who went from gay to outspoken homophobe, and who to this day is married to a woman.