I Am Michael
Gay activist Michael Glatze (James Franco) begins a painful journey when he decides to renounce his sexuality and his boyfriends (Zachary Quinto and Charlie Carver) for his religion in this drama based on a true story.
Length: 1 hours 41 Mins
Netflix User Rating:
TheGayUK Rating: Shot in just 20 days in New York, on a budget of $2.5 million, I Am Michael didn’t get the proper cinema release that it deserved. It’s done the film festival circuit and it’s only now being released, on video on demand. Writer and Director Justin Kelly keeps the movie flowing, and it never once loses the faith of its subject matter. Franco superbly carries this film (though his hairstyle seems to change in every scene) and the rest of the cast excellently support him. It’s a highly recommended watch not just for it being a gay film – it’s Franco’s performance that is more than worth the watch. (TIM BAROS)