Advertisers shun James Franco over gay films
Actor James Franco has revealed that he’s lost advertising deals because of his involvement in films featuring gay sex.
The Oz the Great and Powerful star recently produced Kink, a documentary about a hardcore porn studio, and directed Interior: Leather Bar – which features gay sex scenes.
Franco said: “I was supposed to do a commercial with this company and they pulled out because they weren’t happy, they didn’t like the subject matter of the films.
“It was a champagne company. You’d think they’d be grown up enough. But I’ve had it happen with this company and a car company as well.”
Speaking to Attitude magazine, the 34-year-old insisted that he would never let advertising deals tailor his acting choices: “If I’m at the threshold of doing a project and the question comes up, ‘Will this be harmful to your career?’, I never want that to be a deciding factor.”
“It’s not something that bothers me in the slightest,” he said.