I Am Michael
Michael Glatze, once a high profile queer youth activist, 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, 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, and becomes the pastor of his own church.
James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Michael Mendelsohn, Scott Reed, Ron Singer, Joel Michaely, Benoit Denizet-Lewis, Dan Katzman, Mike Dusi, Cynthia Kaufman, Allegra Cohen, Gus van Sant, Lauren Selig, Malcolm Lazin, Natalie Perrotta