Coming Attraction

James Franco’s latest gay turn in “I Am Michael” finally gets a release date

screen-shot-2016-12-27-at-11-15-06-amTwo years after its much-publicized Sundance premiere, Justin Kelly’s I Am Michael is finally hitting theaters on January 27th. Hark?

Related: Keegan Allen Gets A Taste Of James Franco In Lurid “King Cobra” Scene

James Franco plays Michael Glatze, the gay activist who wound up becoming the face of the ex-gay movement after “finding God” and deciding to do an abrupt about-face and marry a woman.

Related: Keegan Allen Gets A Taste Of James Franco In Lurid “King Cobra” Scene

Co-starring Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts, and Daryl Hannah, the film is being touted as Franco’s greatest performance to date.

Take a look at the trailer below, and let us know if you agree with that assessment.

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25 Comments

  • ProfessorMoriarty

    I’m sure he’s good in it, but really, I have no desire to see or support any movie that glorifies the so-called ex-gay movement.

  • crowebobby

    Looks good, but I don’t think I can look at Zachary Quinto for a whole movie.

  • Prinny

    Is James franco gay ?

  • Herman75

    Was better than his more recent King Cobra performance IMO.
    Not a bad movie.

  • Baba Booey Fafa Fooey

    James Franco has an anti-gay agenda. He is insufferable.

  • robho3

    Am I the only one that wishes James Franco would go away?

  • Juanjo

    Gus Van Zant and a serious cast. Looks like a good movie to go see.

  • Josh447

    It looks well done. In the interview with Glatz and wife right after the film festival release where they both viewed the movie together, they both looked quite sad. It looks like a lot of guilt and regret. He looked caged staunch and rigid like a fire and brimstone preacher. He is a so called pastor now.

  • Brian

    Yes, it’s great how this portrays a man who changes from having sex with a man to having sex with a woman!! Yes, yes, yes!!!!

    It’s a big FU to the GLBT community and its propaganda based on codes and rules. It’s also a big FU to the straight community and its propaganda based on codes and rules. Particularly, it’s a big FU to feminists.

    I’ve always said that a man who can opt into women or men is a very powerful male. He scares the pushers of identity politics just as the drug squad scares drug pushers.

  • cancorv

    Never seen a trailer that made me not watch a film as this did. Thanks for saving me from it.

  • Baba Booey Fafa Fooey

    @Brian: I do believe that James Franco’s agenda. It certainly focuses on the worst most hurtful aspects of gay men: porn, AIDS, ex-gay – and there’s an audience from gay and straight people who support him and believe in this shit. I don’t care anymore. It’s a losing argument. But, the real victim in this are gay kids who hate who they are and kill themselves because they can’t change. And, James Franco gets richer. God bless gay people who support James Franco or Milo, etc. You are just one of a kind. But, I am curious Franco’s next gay pic will be – possibly a biopic of Anita Bryant. She seems up his alley.

  • Brian

    @Baba Booey Fafa Fooey: I think you have misunderstood Franco. At least he’s covering a variety of themes to do with homosexual desire. Where is Brad Pitt? Tom Hanks? Ryan Gosling? Tom Cruise? Paul Newman? Burt Reynolds? Chris Hemsworth?

  • Baba Booey Fafa Fooey

    @Brian: No, I’ve got Franco’s number. I’m glad that more gay people are catching onto his BS too. He exploits gay men. But, there is an audience (gay snd straight) for what Franco is peddling.

  • Baba Booey Fafa Fooey

    @Brian: As far as these guys: “Where is Brad Pitt? Tom Hanks? Ryan Gosling? Tom Cruise? Paul Newman? Burt Reynolds? Chris Hemsworth?” Good point. Not disagreeing with you. But, there’s an audience for “gay men dying of AIDS”, “unstable gay men”, “gay drug addicts”, “gay men are sex addicts/work in porn”, “ex-gays”, etc. The message of all of his “gay” films are that gay men are unstable in some way. If that’s not an agenda, you need to open your eyes. But, like I said, there’s an audience for what he is selling because they agree with his message about the “gay lifestyle”. Like you. You’re his audience. I read your post. There are lots of you out there. You are his audience. He’s basically you with a platform.

  • Brian

    @Baba Booey Fafa Fooey: I agree partly with you about the negative stereotyping but heterosexual relationships aren’t treated much better by Hollywood. Somebody is always dying of cancer or being unfaithful.

    I think too much is sometimes expected.

    In any case, I like Franco because he’s doing roles that everybody else is avoiding. Big stars, liberal stars…they are all avoiding portrayals of homosexuality because they fear that it will turn off their female fan base.

  • Pistolo

    I have an idea- a movie with a gay character as the main character and he’s actually being played by a gay man. Once. Just once. Please.

  • Low Country Boy

    @Baba Booey Fafa Fooey: I think your main issue with Franco, and one I share, is cultural misappropriation. It is not his place, as a straight guy, to use gay culture to his benefit in such a grand fashion. It’s one thing to be an ally or take on a gay role, but gay characters are a major part of his body of work.

  • inbama

    This issue is resolved – “Conversion Therapy” is harmful quackery and rightfully being banned.

    Using the stories of some screwed-up bisexuals who can’t accept their full selves and package them as gays-turned-straight is disgraceful, I don’t care how much gay street-cred you think you have.

  • Herman75

    @Josh447: Thanks for that link. He resembles how Larry Craig used to look, though not quite so sour. Perhaps Glatze is Bi, and has decided to remain in denial about his gay aspect.

  • Xzamistletoe

    No thanks. James Franco has gotten stale with this “routine” and Zachary Quinto… ugh.

  • Baba Booey Fafa Fooey

    @Low Country Boy: Exactly. And, Brian as well. But, none of his gay roles are empowering. They are negative and they have agendas.

  • sonnie8_

    @Josh447:
    Not anymore. He and his wife are Catholics now

    elliottcandle[dot]blogspot[dot]com

  • kent25

    Let James play all the gay Charters he want to, I like him and he’s easy on the eyes

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