henrymakow.com — Aug 16, 2017
Movie “I am Michael” is based on the true story of Michael Glatze, a prominent gay youth leader who gave up homosexuality in 2007 to marry a woman and become a Christian pastor.
This movie wasn’t made by a church! But it wasn’t made by Jews either.
It has A-List stars, James Franco and Emma Roberts and was made by Franco’s production company. Veteran Gus Van Sant was Executive Producer. Justin Kelly co-wrote and directed.
by Henry Makow Ph.D.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was watching a Hollywood movie that depicted ordinary life as we know it. It was about a man who has a spiritual awakening after experiencing a health scare. He becomes concerned with death, the meaning of life, and God. This man has an inner life, a soul, something about as rare in Hollywood movies as an albino moose.
But there’s more! the movie depicts a controversial subject –homosexuality — as if there might be two sides to the story. It wasn’t the (((Communist))) agitprop we normally see — such as Milk, (2008) the movie about the martyred gay San Francisco Mayor Harvey Milk.
I am Michael producer and star James Franco explained their approach: “We were going to have a very even-handed, non-judgmental approach, but we also had to say to ourselves, ‘We’re not telling this story just to make Michael happy, we’re telling the story to get both sides.’ The best we could do was say to him, ‘We have good intentions. We’re not going to crucify or judge you but we also need to tell the story from the other side as well as the side you’re on now.'”
The movie was made in 2015 but never got a theatrical release. The reviews were mixed with the gaystapo media panning it for not being sufficiently deferential to God’s Second Chosen people, sodomists. It finally reached Netflix this summer.