James Franco: I’m gay except I don’t have sex with men
Actor and director James Franco has hinted again that he does not fully identify as straight, saying he is gay “up to the point of intercourse”.
The Hollywood star made the comments in an interview with FourTwoNine magazine.
He said: “Well, I like to think that I’m gay in my art and straight in my life. Although, I’m also a gay in my life up to the point of intercourse, and then you could say I’m straight… If it means whom you have sex with, I guess I’m straight.”
Adding: “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.”
Franco recently revealed what fuels his “obsession” with telling LGBT stories on screen – specifically that of gay men.
During an interview with Rolling Stone magazine the actor opened up about his “artistic preoccupation” with homosexuality and gay men in general.
The actor announced last year that he is currently working on porn drama film King Cobra– which will be based on the murder of Cobra Videos filmmaker Bryan Kocis in 2007.
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He also starred in biopic ‘I am Michael’, which tells the controversial true story of gay activist Michael Glatze, who rejected his homosexuality and became a Christian pastor.
Last year, the actor, director-turned-poet released a book titled ‘Straight James / Gay James’.
The synopsis for the book reads: “Franco writes about life as an actor, sexuality, questions of identity, gender, family, Gucci, Lana Del Rey, James Dean, and Hollywood.
“His poetic style varies from the imagistic to the prosaic. The chapbook also contains an interview of ‘Gay James’ conducted by ‘Straight James.’
“Yes, Straight James asks the question: Let’s get substantial: are you gay or what?”