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James Franco Teams Up With Gay Director For Hardcore Homage To “Cruising”

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By:           Dan Avery
On:           Aug 22, 2012
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  • 14 Comments
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      Why do these film directors suddenly want to include real sex in films?
      Do none of them understand the process of acting?
      Do they think this somehow makes it more “real”?
      Or more likely, will get a lot of free publicity because of the explicit content?
      We all get plenty of “real” in our real lives.
      You get real sex in porn, because we watch porn for one single reason.
      We watch movies for something entirely different.

      Aug 22, 2012 at 2:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      Ohhhh, guys in jockstraps . . . chaps and bare asses.

      Steamy, sexual . . . taboo . . . .

      What total nonsense. Nothing but soft core porn for a bunch of sexually frustrated losers.

      Aug 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cee
      Cee

      @Lefty: You don’t get “real sex” in porn. You get staged and very mechanical sex. Maybe that’s how YOU have sex. That’s your prerogative. I like candid films that show how things go down in real life and in real life people have real sex. I’m not sure why you are so against real sex in films. There are hundreds of films that do not show real sex that you could watch. I don’t understand why you are complaining about the few directors who want to show real sex when you have hundreds of alternatives.

      Aug 22, 2012 at 5:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cee
      Cee

      @Spike: Honestly, you sound frustrated. Your comment wreaks of frustration and unhappiness.

      Aug 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      hard sex fake sex no sex or all sex.. all I’m curious about is James Franco’s apparent obsession with all things gay. It just seems strange to me.

      Aug 22, 2012 at 6:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Superman
      Superman

      Dammit! I never got the message about the casting call. I’d let James direct me in a gay porn anytime…especially if he starred in it with me. I’m sure he looked at a bunch of gay porn before and thought, “I can definitely do it better.” HOT.

      Aug 22, 2012 at 8:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • joem
      joem

      “But is he using his fame to champion an underrepresented facet of society or just cashing in on his appeal?”

      Dan Avery, I have to ask: is that actually a serious question? If making a hardcore homage to Cruising is Franco’s (or your) idea of “cashing in” then someone clearly doesn’t have very good business sense. I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that a movie like that isn’t going to be a nationwide blockbuster…

      Aug 22, 2012 at 11:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • niles
      niles

      Neither. As usual, the author of the posting and the esteemed members here have missed the whole point and have become bogged down in ridiculous side issues. He views the subject as gay culture in film as a theme to be studied and explored, as one would do in a university graduate setting.

      Aug 23, 2012 at 3:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      @Cee: “You don’t get “real sex” in porn. You get staged and very mechanical sex. Maybe that’s how YOU have sex. That’s your prerogative. I like candid films that show how things go down in real life and in real life people have real sex.”

      You seem to be under some confusion about how films work.
      Franco will be directing actors to have penetrative sex… umm, just like in porn.
      I don’t want to see “how things go down in real life”, because I have a life and so do you – I want to be told a story and I want to see someone ACTING.

      If you want to see real gay men having “real sex” why wait for this film to come out? Pop down to your local bathhouse. You’ll be amazed by the realism.

      Aug 23, 2012 at 5:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      @Cee: “You don’t get “real sex” in porn. You get staged and very mechanical sex.”

      Also, you’re talking about one very specific kind of porn.
      There is plenty of porn around (amateur and so on) that’s basically people recording themselves having “real sex” – it’s totally real, but it’s still porn.
      It serves no other purpose than sexual gratification for the viewer.

      I’m not against porn in any way, shape or form btw.
      I just dislike the notion that documentary “realism” in films is somehow commendable.
      I find it especially odd that Franco is doing this, seeing as he’s an actor himself – to quote Olivier, “Why don’t you try acting, dear?”

      Aug 23, 2012 at 5:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      Taxi Zum Klo is a great film though and that has “real (gay) sex” in it, so…

      Aug 23, 2012 at 5:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M
      M

      @MikeE:

      Having dealt with Franco, and some of his, uh, FRIENDS, I can tell you this is hardly strange for him.

      I keep scratching my head as to why people think he’s straight, but that’s beyond me.

      Aug 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      @Cee: Ahh, Cee, thanks for your personal projection of me, do you project/label/assume so much about everyone one you meet, based on pretty much on nothing?

      It would never occur to me to conclude anything about you let alone suggest that you are frustrated and that you are unhappy.

      BTW, after having attended the Black Party in NY, Folsom in SF, multiple times, indulged in various aspects of the leather, BD and SM communities . . . with all parties being consenting and sober, I’m far from frustrated nor unhappy. And while it is not a scene that currently interests me, I speak from experience and without judgement. So, STFU. My comments reflect doubt that this Franco guy will do anything more then again portray a slice of the gay community in a provocative and less then factual nor fair. And of course Queerty will jump on the bandwagon much like they did with that disaster Magic Mike.

      Aug 23, 2012 at 10:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • homo_superior
      homo_superior

      Franco isn’t obsessed with “all things gay.” I can’t see him guest-starring on Glee, for example.

      He is interested in gay male artists of the pre-marriage equality past and specifically ones who were outsiders even in the gay “community.” He’s exploring how those artists expressed themselves, through style and media.

      He’s made his own sexual orientation rather beside the point, which may be his biggest contribution to the culture at large.

      Aug 27, 2012 at 11:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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