James Franco: ‘Yeah, I’m a little gay’
The actor has opened up about his sexuality… again.
James Franco has described himself as ‘a little gay’ during a recent interview.
“There is a bit of over-focusing on my sexuality, both by the straight press and the gay press,” Franco told New York magazine.
“So the first question is why do they care? Well, because I’m a celebrity, so I guess they care who I’m having sex with.
“But if your definition of gay and straight is who I sleep with, then I guess you could say I’m a gay cock tease,” he added.
“It’s where my allegiance lies, where my sensibilities lie, how I define myself. Yeah, I’m a little gay, and there’s a gay James.”
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 is currently starring in porn drama film King Cobra – which made its debut at Tribeca Film Festival this weekend.
The new film based on the real life murder of gay porn baron Bryan Kocis, and starring James Franco, premiered at the prestigious indie film festival this weekend.
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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?”