Michael Mayer Overview

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Born: June 27, 1960

Growing up gay in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. was a difficult and challenging experience for Michael Mayer. He found himself becoming obsessed with movies and in sixth grade, when he played Alfalfa in a classroom movie based on the Our Gang short films, he thought he'd entered heaven on earth. For his bar mitvah in 1973 he asked his parents for a movie camera and received a Super 8 single lens with a zoom. His first film was a dramatization of a country tune, and he gave it the same title:... See All

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