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Advertisers Not Too Keen On James Franco’s Kinky Gay Image

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I’ve lost three kind of advertising campaigns now because the companies say they don’t like my image, but I know that it’s directly related to the films that I put out at Sundance. So you could say that there’s still this kind of homophobia or prejudice against certain kinds of material in mainstream cinema.”

Beleaguered heterosexual queer filmmaker James Franco discusses the lack of truth in advertising with Gay.net.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Mar 11, 2013
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  • 13 Comments
    • TinoTurner
      TinoTurner

      Why does’t Queerty have such a hard-on for this guy? I’d like for ONE DAY to go by without mention of this turd. Theres no other relevant story to talk about? He’s not one of us. I don’t care about him losing out on his billions…

      Mar 11, 2013 at 11:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      Oz is officially / ostensibly a kids’ movie, yet Disney still wanted him for it despite his supposedly “kinky” pro-gayness, it’s a tremendous smash and after it he’ll be rewriting the rules.

      @TinoTurner: Hate him or love him, it’s great what he’s doing and he’s changing the dumb game.

      Mar 11, 2013 at 11:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      @TinoTurner: I understand Queerty’s obsession with James Franco just fine. It’s their weird obsession with HBO’s “Girls” that freaks me out!

      Mar 11, 2013 at 11:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RSun
      RSun

      @TinoTurner: Franco is an avid defender of the gay community and I for one appreciate the support.

      Mar 11, 2013 at 11:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • J.c.
      J.c.

      @TinoTurner: yes franco is very very supportive of the gay community as well as a fine artist in many performing arts. You should look up his personal and professional bio before you go spewing your ignorance.

      Mar 11, 2013 at 11:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dionte
      Dionte

      He is brave.

      Mar 11, 2013 at 11:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel Villarreal
      Daniel Villarreal

      The video above doesn’t work. You can see the interview here – http://youtu.be/CXAz4oqEzKs

      Mar 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MuscleModelBlog.com
      MuscleModelBlog.com

      It’s a shame that now he is “undesireable” according to some marketers. He is an amazing actor (Spiderman, Pineapple Express, etc.). He is also very pro humane rights. I hope that it all works out for him.

      Mar 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michaelroy
      michaelroy

      @the other Greg: @the other Greg: agreed Greg. Franco is fantastic and gorgeous. What he’s doing is brave and characteristic of him.

      Mar 11, 2013 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      I don’t really get the obsession. I mean, he’s hot and likes the gays, but that’s about it. The whole pseudo-intellectual bit got old fast, and his gender bending seems pretty superficial. I don’t dislike him at all, but these constant updates about him hardly constitute “gay news.” Maybe if he came out…

      Mar 11, 2013 at 2:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • trelin
      trelin

      The campaigns that he lost aren’t worth his time. I think he’s still a spokesman for Gucci fragrance. The people that decide to reel him hopefully will find he’s extracurricular’s pretty outstanding. I’m rooting for him.

      Mar 11, 2013 at 3:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ted72
      ted72

      There should be a “Like” button for some of these comments. Since we don’t, bravo to those who support Mr. Franco for supporting us gay people. We need it!

      Mar 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cee
      Cee

      @TinoTurner: “one of us?”
      Are you serious with that comment?

      Mar 11, 2013 at 10:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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