If James Franco’s sexuality confused you before, this latest interview will have you scratching your head even more. The 36-year-old actor addresses his sexual orientation by having his straight persona interview his gay one for FourTwoNine magazine. In essence, Franco is ‘gay’ in his art, but ‘straight’ in his life.
“Straight” James asked himself, “Are you f–king gay or what?,” to which “gay” James replied, “Well, I like to think that I’m gay in my art and straight in my life. Although, I’m also gay in my life up to the point of intercourse, and then you could say I’m straight. So I guess it depends on how you define gay. If it means whom you have sex with, I guess I’m straight. In the twenties and thirties, they used to define homosexuality by how you acted and not by whom you slept with. Sailors would fuck guys all the time, but as long as they behaved in masculine ways, they weren’t considered gay.”
James has several films coming out in 2015, including three this Spring alone- True Story, Everything Will Be Fine and I Am Michael. I’m most looking forward to the latter where he plays a real life former gay activist who denounces homosexuality and becomes a Christian pastor.
Check out more riveting questions answered by Franco asked by himself below, along with photos snapped by Damon Baker.
Even if you didn’t watch Kanye West’s much-reviled “Bound 2” music video featuring Kim Kardashian, you’ll appreciate this. While filming his new film The Interview, Seth Rogen called upon James Franco to reenact the now-infamous video, shot for shot. From simulating sex on a motorcycle to passionately locking lips, Rogen and Franco engage in everything Kimye does. It’s definitely a must-see. Check it out below.
James Franco and Mila Kunis just can’t seem to get enough of each other. Should Ashton Kutcher be jealous? In between filming Date Night and Oz the Great and Powerful, the two filmed the drama Tar. It’s their very own cinematic trilogy.
The film chronicles different parts of Pulitzer Prize winner C.K. Williams‘ life told through his poems. Flashbacks of his childhood, his teens, college years, to when he meets and marries his wife, Catherine (Kunis) and the birth of his children and parenthood. The film is narrated by different versions of Williams (Franco, Henry Hopper, Jordan March, Zachary Unger), depicting the different aspects of Williams through the years.
Tar was written and directed by twelve New York University film students. The film also stars Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff and Bruce Campbell. It premiered on November 16, 2012 at the Rome Film Festival. Though no US release date has been announced, the first trailer just debuted. Check it out below.
Way to keep those gay rumors alive James Franco. At this point, I’m starting to believe it’s some sort of game the 35-year-old actor is playing on all of us. Once again, he’s behind the camera directing a movie that’s about the gays. This time he isn’t filming homosexuals cruising, but rather highlighting the life of gay actor in Sal.
Back in the 1950s, Sal Mineo rose to fame and became a teen idol for his roles in Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus. However, when he came out two decades later, he was no longer a huge marquee name. Tragically, he died at the age of 37 in 1976. Featuring a magnetic performance by Val Lauren, Franco’s intimate portrait finds the human details in a larger-than-life Hollywood story.
Sal debuts in select theaters starting on November 1, but will be available earlier on VOD beginning October 22. Check out the recently-released trailer below.
If you watched Comedy Central’s James Franco roast, jokes aimed at his rumored homosexuality were a popular choice. In all honesty, I don’t actually think he’s gay. If he was, I have no doubt he’d be an out and proud flag waving sister. Don’t you think? Check out a couple of quotes about the subject matter below.
“I got nothin’, it was easy. And like, for me, the greater scheme of things – gay jokes as an issue is one thing but when people make fun of me being gay it’s like [shrugs] do it all day! It doesn’t bother me in the slightest.” – James Franco to E!
“Great! Bring on the gay jokes! because these aren’t insults at all. I don’t even care if people think I’m gay, so it was like, ‘Awesome!’ I mean, I wish I was… I wish I was gay,” – James Franco to The Daily Beast
In his latest stunt to embrace speculation, the 35-year-old actor pokes fun at gossip sites including Perez Hilton, Just Jared, Gawker who question his sexuality and discuss his love life regularly. In a staged paparazzi shoot, he kisses an unidentified man (with sweaty pits I might add), has oral sex in a car with a woman and other “scandalous” shenanigans. He posted the images on his Instagram. Check them out below.
At first glance, Homefront looks like your average Jason Statham film. You know what I’m talking about. Insert bad guy. Film a few fight scenes. Add a brooding Statham to the mix. He definitely has a niche. While his films have that typical formula, his latest is much more than that.
What makes Homefront different is the solid crew working in front and behind the cameras. Gary Fleder directs the film, whose previous outstanding work include Don’t Say A Word (Michael Douglas) and Runaway Jury (Rachel Weisz). Adapting the script is none other than Slyvester Stallone. You might laugh but remember, he earned an Oscar writing nomination for Rocky. Joining Statham on screen are Kate Bosworth, Winona Ryder, Mischa Barton, Vincent D’Onofrio and James Franco. If Franco is on board, you know the script isn’t half bad.
Homefront is based on Chuck Logan’s novel of the same name. Statham plays a low level DEA agent who sees his quiet family life turned upside down when his daughter engages in a little playground fight. Turns out the kid she beats up has a father who belongs to a group of drug traffickers lead by Franco. Homefront is scheduled to hit theaters on November 27. Check out the trailer below.
Comedy Central aired its Roast of James Franco on Monday night. I finally got around to watching it last night and as expected, it was a hilarious affair. How could it not be with Jonah Hill, Sarah Silverman, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Aziz Ansari, Nick Kroll, Jeff Ross, Natasha Leggero and Roastmaster Seth Rogen on hand serving some major zingers.
All of them took their shots at the Pineapple Express actor as well as on each other. As expected, his Oscar hosting stint and sexual ambiguity were quite popular topics. What was surprising though was the lack of drug-related jokes given Franco’s stoner-like expressions. However, his signature squint was a huge target. Check out some of my favorite insults below, along with several clips from the special.
While it’s not as hilarious as his little brother Dave f*cking himself for Funny or Die, watching James Franco make out with his mirror reflection still calls for a chuckle. The 35-year-old actor locks lip with himself to promote his upcoming Comedy Central roast airing Labor Day. His Pineapple Express co-star Seth Rogen will serve as Roastmaster for the special. Given that these two have been friends since their Freaks and Geeks days, Rogen will have plenty of material and personal anecdotes to draw upon from. Expect plenty of gay jokes. Watch the “Just a Boy ” promo below.