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James Franco Marches with Opponents of Proposition 8 in L.A.


Actor James Franco, who I can report (after continually mocking his non-stop gibberish about kissing Sean Penn) is exceptionally convincing as Harvey Milk's lover Scott Smith in Gus van Sant's Milk, was spotted by marcher Albert Domasin at this weekend's L.A. Prop 8 protest.

It's not the best photo I've ever seen of Franco, but I applaud him for making Harvey Milk proud and getting out there.

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  1. Man he takes some DORKY pictures when he's not posing for it! But he still a hot guy. And a good guy.

    Posted by: sparks | Nov 10, 2008 2:04:50 PM

  2. Another celebrity that showed up was Wanda Sykes. She definitely deserves mention, too.

    Posted by: shawn | Nov 10, 2008 2:06:24 PM

  3. If anyone saw Pineapple Express, they were lucky enough to see Franco deliver an astonishing performance in what might otherwise be overlooked as a stoner-centric, Cheech and Chongy buddy flick. Franco's reactions were so lovely and oddly subtle, his timing so exquisite, his foggy registrations of hurt and confusion so pitch perfect, I wanted to chuck an Oscar at the screen. He's a hell of an actor.

    Posted by: LD | Nov 10, 2008 2:28:13 PM

  4. I interviewed Franco on Saturday at the "Milk" press confab, and he's a Total Doll. Beneath the goofy surface is a thoughtful and surprisingly serious guy. In defiance of the Unwritten Hollywood Rule that straight actors play gay once and never again, he's going from "Milk" (where he comes off as the gay male equivalent of Michelle Pfeiffer in "The Fabulous Baker Boys") to "Howl" where he's playing Allen Ginsberg. He's learned quite a lot about Allen on his own, plus he's getting help from Gus who was a close pal of Allen's in his later years.

    Posted by: David ehrenstein | Nov 10, 2008 2:32:11 PM

  5. I am an idiot. I stared at him at that march for about an hour and never realized I was looking at James Franco. Sorry, Andy...coulda' had a great picture for you.

    Posted by: peterparker | Nov 10, 2008 3:02:49 PM

  6. Peter Parker mistook the identity of the Green Goblin Redux? How deliciously ironic!

    (LOL Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

    Also, serious bonus points if that's you with the camera standing next to Franco. That guy's just as cute, whoever he is =p

    Posted by: Ryan | Nov 10, 2008 3:38:05 PM


    here is a compelling op featured in todays LA times on the black reaction to the no on prop 8 affect of black voters.

    Basically the article shines a light on how Proponents of the proposition failed to invigorate the black vote to support this issue, of equality, despite the communities history of dealing with social inequalities.
    I feel the same apathy, in a sense, as the writer exemplifies about getting the minority to come out against this bigotry within the gay community. There were no rallies in the lower socio economic neighborhoods, meant to educate black or latino voters, whose own beliefs on this issue are inextricable, culturally embedded.

    I commend the gay community for rallying against the outcome on the yes on 8 passage but don't appreciate the reaction against blacks and non-whites in california. Even arnold agreees the fight should move forward. And don't play the blame game when the vote doesn't go your way, when the grass roots approach really began from the top of the gay totem pole, down.

    Posted by: raul | Nov 10, 2008 3:43:28 PM

  8. In regards to demonstrations against discrimination against gays, I have to ask, where is Chicago or Atlanta? New York is ready for the 15th. The hometown of Barack Obama is silent. The south is silent. It only took a couple days for illegals to organize and march against our country in major cities, however, gays are so disorganized with too many "Chiefs and not enough Indians", that the gay community is like a dysfunctional child. No wonder the church can walk all over us. No wonder we lost four ballot issues this election.

    A national protest is trying to be organized @ and a UK artist has provided some poster art @

    Posted by: MP | Nov 10, 2008 3:43:41 PM

  9. At the San Francisco rally on Friday, Abram, the cutie from Real World/Road Rules, was there in support of his married gay brother.

    Here's his pic:

    I went up and talked to him and he was really supportive.

    Posted by: Josh | Nov 10, 2008 4:29:00 PM

  10. that is not his best picture, but any picture of mr. franco is a good picture.

    Posted by: nic | Nov 10, 2008 5:24:07 PM

  11. Zachary Quinto aka Sylar from Heroes aka the new Spock, was there too

    Posted by: Matt Punk | Nov 10, 2008 5:36:20 PM

  12. I heard on the radio that gay marriage right is not a civil issue but a moral issue.

    And I felt like quoting Ayn Rand in “The Virtue of Selfishness”

    "Whose moral issue? What is moral? Most moralists have regarded morals or ethics as the province of whims. A “whim” is a desire experienced by a person who does not know and does not care to discover its cause.

    Most philosophers took the existence of ethics for granted as the given, as a historical fact, and were not concerned with discovering its metaphysical cause or objective validation.

    Today, in worldwide practice- that “society” stands above any principles of ethics, since it is the source, standard and criterion of ethics, since “the good” is whatever it wills, whatever it happens to assert as its own welfare and pleasure. This meant that “society” may do anything it pleases, since “the good” is whatever it chooses to do because it chooses to do it. And-since there is no such entity as “society,” since society is only a number of individual men-this meant that some men (the majority or any gang that claims to be its spokesman) are ethically entitled to pursue any whims (or any atrocities) they desire to pursue, while other men are ethically obliged to spend their lives in the service of that gang’s desires."-Ayn Rand

    Morality is not absolute. It is only the concept of Life that makes "morality" possible. Life changes constantly.

    Posted by: Rita | Nov 10, 2008 6:20:27 PM

  13. @RITA,

    were you not quoting the discredited, anti-feminist, libertarian fanatic Ayn Rand, you might make some sense. but, again, there is nothing to recommend you but thread-bare platitudes derived from intellectual (cut and paste) bankrupt sources from that pathetic bitch.

    if you are a real woman, RITA, you hooked your wagon to a miserable, falling star. and no amount of pseudo-intellectual gobbledy-gook can save you.

    Posted by: nic | Nov 10, 2008 7:44:01 PM

  14. In response to those asking where Chicago has been-

    we held a rally/protest on Saturday against James Dobson and plans are already in motion for the 15th. Chicago stands with you CA.

    Posted by: Joe | Nov 10, 2008 8:01:18 PM

  15. when does the fire bombing start

    Posted by: kippy | Nov 10, 2008 11:55:01 PM

  16. I've always been impressed with Mr. Franco since I read in an article that he actually followed a real male hustler for research for a movie role. I hope more celebrities/media figures join the cause to bring national attention to this issue.

    Posted by: Discotheque GQ | Nov 11, 2008 9:52:39 AM

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