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Zachary Quinto to star as James Franco’s lover in ‘gay cure’ film

Zachary Quinto to star as James Franco’s lover in ‘gay cure’ film

Gay actor Zachary Quinto is set to star as the former boyfriend of James Franco’s character in a new film examining ‘gay cures’.

Franco will play Michael Glatze – the man who went from gay, proud and founder of a gay twink magazine to become a pastor and the poster boy for the ‘ex-gay’ movement.

Emma Roberts, from American Horror Story, has also reportedly signed on to play Glatze’s girlfriend.

The script for ‘Michael’ is based on ‘My Ex-Gay Friend’, a New York Times Magazine article by Benoit Denizet-Lewis.

Justin Kelly, the director, said it is not just a story about an ‘ex-gay’.

‘It’s actually a very relatable story about the power of belief and the desire to belong,’ he said, according to Variety.

Denizet-Lewis added: ‘I’m excited that everyone involved in this project is intent on telling a story that captures the full breadth of Michael’s unusual life, from the inspiring gay leader I knew when I was young to the Christian pastor he is today.’

Every mainstream world health organization considers ‘gay cures’ and ‘conversion therapy’ to be extremely damaging to a person’s mental health.