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First Look: James Franco As an 'Ex-Gay' Christian Fundamentalist In Gus Van Sant-Produced 'Michael'

By Jeremy Staley | /Bent August 10, 2014 at 1:30PM

The film is based on Benoit Denizet-Lewis's 2011 New York Times article "My Ex-Gay Friend."
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A few days after kinda sorta calling out suggestions that he has a live-in boyfriend, James Franco has Instagrammed the first image from his newest queer-interest project (of like a thousand at this point): "Michael," the true story of Michael Glatze, a San Francisco gay activist who somehow evolved himself into an ex-gay Christian fundamentalist.  

Based on Benoit Denizet-Lewis's 2011 New York Times article "My Ex-Gay Friend," the film is produced by Gus Van Sant and directed by newcomer Justin Kelly. We're definitely curious how it turns out -- and at this rate we should find out at some point in the first half of 2015 (maybe even Sundance?).

James Franco Ex-Gay