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James Franco: ‘Maybe I’m Just Gay’

There are lots of other reasons to be interested in gay characters than wanting myself to go out and have sex with guys. And there are also lots of other aspects about these characters that I’m interested in, in addition to their sexuality. So, in some ways it’s coincidental, in other ways it’s not. I mean, I’ve played a gay man who’s living in the ’60s and ’70s, a gay man who we depicted in the ‘50s, and one being in the ‘20s. And those were all periods when to be gay, at least being gay in public, was much more difficult. Part of what I’m interested in is how these people who were living anti-normative lifestyles contended with opposition. Or, you know what, maybe I’m just gay.

James Franco, who’s already come out as straight, leaves no opportunity unturned to fuel speculation [via]

By:           Max Simon
On:           Jan 5, 2011
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  • 14 Comments
    • Michael in Toronto
      Michael in Toronto

      God knows you’re COOL enough to be gay…

      Jan 5, 2011 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Why does even a small interest in male-male sexuality suddenly make you “gay”? You guys in GLBT cyberspace are very conservative and confining when it comes to male-male sexuality. You want everything on your terms. You are destructive, validation-seeking queens.

      No wonder more actors haven’t come out and expressed an interest in men. If they did, you’d haul them away to Gaysville and brand them with the letter “g” before sending them to Carson Cressley for the requisite mannerism makeover.

      Jan 5, 2011 at 4:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ben R
      Ben R

      Why does queerty and its round the clock followers (you know who you are) always poke at such a great ally of the gay community? I would welcome him as an addition to our community, however, there is no doubt he is straight for many reasons, one of which is the fact that he seems to have such a level head about everything gay, unlike the career queens that constantly taunt him.

      Jan 5, 2011 at 4:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Obama DID say DADT would happen on his watch... (John From England)
      Obama DID say DADT would happen on his watch... (John From England)

      @jason:

      I do agree…this time.

      And yes, Franco is soo cool. He speaks in riddles and is so about making you think without you knowing it.

      The best bit was ‘i am not gay. And I have never smoked weed.’

      If anyone has bother to watch his interviews they know he is a big weed smoker and I loved that he played with that.

      It’s like saying ‘ come on dip shit, you know I’m gay, I know I’m gay but to he’ll I will tell it to you in a cheesy conformist way to please haters’

      Love it!

      Jan 5, 2011 at 4:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Idi Amin Dada
      Idi Amin Dada

      I’ll be happy to help him “research” his gay roles.

      Jan 5, 2011 at 5:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      “Maybe I’m just gay”. Wow, if every actor answered questions about sexual orientation that way it might actually send the message that sexual orientation isn’t that important. But that’s not likely to happen. Not in a society where boys are thoroughly brainwashed early on to believe they should be absolutely horrified to be thought “queer”, and where heterosexuality is a celebrated badge of honor.

      Jan 5, 2011 at 5:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Red Meat
      Red Meat

      @Idi Amin Dada: Sorry but I’m first in line.

      Jan 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • j
      j

      @jason: Oh fucc up. Really. Also he’s gorgeous.

      Jan 5, 2011 at 6:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion
      hephaestion

      That’s James’ way of saying “fuck you” to the homophobes who would look down on someone for being gay. Bravo James!

      That’s the best response to “Are you gay?” since 1996 when Brendon Fraser said “No, I’m not gay, but I am flattered to be thought so.”

      Jan 5, 2011 at 10:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • So...
      So...

      He should be bisexual or gay.

      Jan 6, 2011 at 2:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez
      Daez

      He is yet another way to feminine look guy that can not act. I don’t see what anyone would be attracted to him for. If I want someone that looks like James Franco I can just become straight and start going after women.

      Jan 6, 2011 at 12:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KevinVancouver
      KevinVancouver

      @Daez: uh buh huh duh wha? me likey spell goods …

      Jan 6, 2011 at 2:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack
      Jack

      Please dear god, please let him be gay! I’ve had a crush on him since Spider Man.

      Jan 6, 2011 at 11:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NS
      NS

      You dont think he is a little….creepy?

      Also, is Franco gay or not is getting a little….old?

      Jan 11, 2011 at 10:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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