James Franco Does Drag

There’s no denying James Franco is one hot guy, but as a woman… not so much. The “Milk” actor posed for the cover of Candy Magazine’s wearing Tammy Faye Baker amounts of make-up, gaudy jewelry and an outfit that would make Grace Jones proud. He’s only the second actor to grace the cover.

For its inaugural issue, Candy Magazine dolled up Kelly Osbourne’s ex-fiance, Luke Worrall, to look like Marilyn Monroe. Candy Magazine is the first fashion magazine ever completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations. Famed photographer Terry Richardson shot Franco for the cover. It’s amazing how he’s almost unrecognizable in the photo.


James Franco is probably the most secure straight man I’ve ever seen. He’s played gay numerous times on film, been on the cover of The Advocate and now donned drag. If only more straight men were as open and understanding as him, the world would be a much gayer happier place. He recently gave the following statement for his Advocate interview.

“Sure, I’d tell you if I was [gay],” he admitted. “I guess the reason I wouldn’t is because I’d be worried that it would hurt my career. I suppose that’s the reason one wouldn’t do that, right? But no, that wouldn’t be something that would deter me. I’m going to do projects that I want to do.”

Well, playing gay certainly hasn’t hurt him. His career is going stronger than ever. Franco recently starred opposite Julia Roberts in “Eat, Pray, Love” and he is receiving major Oscar buzz for his portrayal Aron Ralston in the upcoming “127 Hours“. If you recall, Ralson was the rock climber who amputated his lower right arm with a dull knife in order to free himself after his arm became trapped by a boulder when he was mountaineering in Utah. Ewww, gross.

JAMES FRANCO’S CANDY MAGAZINE COVER