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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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