Writes Franco on Instagram: "All the kids are doing it".
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Ellen DeGeneres made James Franco his own Cat Calendar for 2014, some of which he has been sharing on Instagram.
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In a brief essay for VICE praising Michael Fassbender for his work in Twelve Years a Slave, James Franco takes an aside to criticize the gay scene depicted in another Fassbender film, Shame:
He wasn’t such an addict in my opinion, though. I mean, what did he do? Watch porn and screw a handful of people a week? I could point to quite a few folks who do that. And that scene where he’s at his lowest point and wants to f--k and goes into a gay club, and it’s depicted like the seventh level of hell... I mean, it goes back to the horrible representations of gays in the 70s, where the gay club is meant to signify everything dark and depraved. Then the guy gets a minor blowj-b, from, Oh no, a man! The horror!
James Franco talks about his attraction to gay subject matter in a new interview with the Daily Beast:
It’s not like it’s my mission to tell the stories of as many gay men as possible, although in some cases, I think it is the point. In Milk, the point is to show one of the great fighters for equal rights for the gay community, so I was happy to do that. With characters like Allen Ginsberg [in Howl], my love for him started with his work when I was a teenager. So his sexuality is secondary to me. It’s an important aspect of who he was and his character, but it wasn’t like, “Yes, I want to play another gay role,” it was more, “Yes, I’d love to play another one of my heroes.”
Once I choose a subject, if that’s part of who they are and their character, I’m not going to shy away from portraying that. And of course I’m for equal rights and will do whatever I can do to help make that happen. But I feel like because I’ve done more gay characters, gay scenes, or gay projects than most straight actors, people see it as some sort of mission. It’s more of a case-by-case basis, and just trying to capture figures that I love. I guess that a lot of the figures that I love were gay.
Back in 2011, James Franco directed Sal, a biopic about the late silver screen heartthrob (and James Dean Rebel co-star) Sal Mineo who in the late 60's became one of the first major actors to come out of the closet, and was murdered in 1976 in West Hollywood. The film, which stars Val Lauren, is finally getting a release on video on demand and iTunes on October 22, and will have a limited theatrical run starting in November.
The film is based on Greg Michaud's book Sal Mineo: A Biography.
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James Franco has posted a series of staged paparazzi photos to his Instagram account, one of which features him holding hands and making out with an unidentified man. The others feature Franco in a car with an unnamed woman who appears to be giving him head.
Writes Franco in the caption to the above photo: "#Jamesfrancotv in love?????? #gawker.com #gay"