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James Franco Says Gay Rumors are Nothing New: VIDEO

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James Franco tells MTV News that he was subjected to anti-gay bullying in high school:

"In high school these girls got mad at me and so they spread this rumor that I was having a gay relationship with one of my closest friends,. And they even made up a little dance they would do in the girl's locker room about me being gay. I still don't know what the dance was."

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  1. I'd like journalists to learn to ask questions, no long introductions, but simply asking questions.
    I like James Franco because he doesn't explain too much, there is a mystery and it is good for an artist.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jan 22, 2013 3:40:58 PM


  2. Don't think he is gay but would nice if he was. He is so damn pretty.

    Posted by: daeds | Jan 22, 2013 3:55:00 PM


  3. James Franco is the King (or Queen) of self-promotion. GAG--Enough already!

    Posted by: Lila | Jan 22, 2013 3:55:48 PM


  4. @Daeds

    Pretty outside, horrible inside.

    Unless the dude comes out as bi, he's just pandering to us for money. At least Daniel Radcliffe gets involved with LGBT causes.

    Posted by: Sam | Jan 22, 2013 4:10:21 PM


  5. Never saw a less talented interviewer. How can you be an MTV managing news editor/ on air personality and be this uncomfortable and verbose ?

    Posted by: mikro | Jan 22, 2013 4:12:32 PM


  6. It was the same one Anne Hathaway did on the 2011 Oscars. It very much resembles "The Scream", as in "WOULD YOU PLEASE JUST SHUT UP!!!"

    Posted by: 99% | Jan 22, 2013 4:13:51 PM


  7. I personally don't care whether he's gay or not. I think his brother is much hotter.

    Posted by: macmantoo | Jan 22, 2013 4:42:32 PM


  8. People are all ways making things up to attack rich and famous people in show business like James Franco and John Travolta and others to bring them down and try to destroy their reputation and the funny thing is they never succeed in doing that but they do make themselves look like nut jobs when they say lies about people.

    Posted by: Troy | Jan 22, 2013 4:46:09 PM


  9. I bet those girls are doing a different dance now.

    Posted by: Mawm | Jan 22, 2013 5:23:22 PM


  10. It surprises me that most of the responses to this topic are along the lines of how good looking James Franco is. What about the effin teasing he sustained as a kid?

    I just get the feeling that a lot of gay men don't want to broach a painful subject - and that is that young women can be extremely homophobic. You like to pretend that every young woman is a fag hag. Maybe they are but they're not fag hags because they respect our sexuality. They're treating us as an accessory.

    Posted by: stephen lucas | Jan 22, 2013 5:24:46 PM


  11. Yes, it is true, many young girls can be just as cruel about male homosexuality as young boys, if not worse. Paradoxically, though, many can be a gay boy's greatest support system, more so even than other gay boys.

    Posted by: Gabe R L | Jan 22, 2013 5:38:22 PM


  12. But I love all three Franco brothers and hate to think of anyone making life difficult for them.

    Posted by: Gabe R L | Jan 22, 2013 5:39:07 PM


  13. That was the worst Interviewer ever. Painful. I like that JF always seems like he just left a trail of warm bongs.

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Jan 22, 2013 5:41:55 PM


  14. Neither is being called an ass!

    Posted by: Matt | Jan 22, 2013 6:47:10 PM


  15. Francos a cocktease.

    MUCH prefer Harry Potter.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jan 22, 2013 7:09:55 PM


  16. I like James Franco because he's attractive and sexy.

    There was some page six blind item about a closeted gay actor flying across country and "raping" his ex. Some outlets implied it was him. Has there been any clarification about this?

    In reference to this MTV clip, answering that "big" question by reference to his minor high school thing is consistent with excessive marijuana consumption and falling asleep in class - where you miss the part about when they are teaching you to develop your critical thinking skills.

    I wish he were (had been) (would be) my lover.

    Posted by: Fahd | Jan 22, 2013 7:48:38 PM


  17. His brother is definitely cuter.

    Posted by: Kissyfur | Jan 22, 2013 8:15:17 PM


  18. Can we PLEASE stop with the "cock tease"? Has he ever come on to you and then had second thoughts? No? Then your choice of words is POOR!
    Also, no matter male, female, gay, straight, bi or anything in between, no matter how far you've gotten into the action, you're allowed to not want to go any further! If not, we might as well legalize rape!
    So let's all fight for stopping the use of cock tease NOW!

    Posted by: Dan | Jan 22, 2013 9:48:46 PM


  19. @Dan: It just might be possible that you're overthinking the meaning of cock tease or don't understand its meaning.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 22, 2013 10:21:16 PM


  20. If he were gay, what he does wouldn't be so edgy all of a sudden.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 23, 2013 5:50:04 AM


  21. "Not alone is it" is what was supposed to go there.

    Posted by: Dan | Jan 23, 2013 10:19:12 AM


  22. Love James Franco and can't wait to see these upcoming projects. The guys an artist. Some say his projects aren't avant garde, but tell that to all the hollywood stars closeted or straight who are not willing to challenge gender or sexuality rules. Tell that to the studios who are also afraid to touch such topics which may offend the "sensibilities" of middle america. Truth is, almost no one in mainstream hollywood is doing what Franco is doing on such a public stage.

    Posted by: anony6 | Jan 23, 2013 1:15:10 PM


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