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The Countdown To James Franco Doing Full-On Gay Porn Begins…. Now!

Either James Franco has some unresolved issues about his sexuality or he knows his best shot at acclaim lies with horny gay moviegoers. Or, y’know, maybe both.

We saw Franco’s homoerotic film-school short “Feast of Stephen” and endured his feature directorial debut, The Broken Tower, a free-form biopic about gay poet Hart Crane (better known as the film where he gives head to Michael Shannon).

And that’s not even mentioning Franco playing gay in Milk, Howl and a very disturbing episode of Yo Gabba Gabba.

Now comes word the 21st century James Dean is teaming up with queer auteur Travis Mathews, the writer-director of sexually explicit gay festival fave I Want Your Love. “Last week I got an email from James Franco’s agent asking if I’d be interested in collaborating with him on a homo-sex-art-film,” Mathews posted on his website. “A day later we were on the phone and a week later we’re in pre-production! We’ll be shooting at the end of July, I’ll be editing in August, and in September it’s going to play in a show in NYC. We’re staying pretty mumsy on the specifics for now, but I can tell you that it’s going to ruffle some feathers. Stay tuned!”

Oh James, stop teasing us—just sign up with Randy Blue and be done with it. You can even disavow your scenes later as performance art or whatever.

Source: IndieWire

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jul 10, 2012
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  • 50 Comments
    • zane
      zane

      Dreams do come true.

      Jul 10, 2012 at 6:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • luther
      luther

      Listen, smarty pants. These “art” films are not considered porn. So suck or fuck away, James (in the name of art).

      Jul 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • um ya
      um ya

      Franco is too awesome for just one sexuality, Franco is omnisexual.

      Jul 10, 2012 at 7:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Go luther
      Go luther

      @luther: Thank you, luther. They might be erotica, but that’s as far as it goes. Now where is that lube?

      Jul 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      better known as the film where he gives head to Michael Shannon

      Using a prosthetic penis. I’m sure if Michael, was Michelle, Franco would have been face deep in her vag.

      He’s just another het using gays to line his pockets, and boost his career. First Russell Crowe, then Colin Farrell, and Now James Franco.

      Jul 10, 2012 at 7:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John
      John

      I’m pretty sure that if you saw him on the street and he wasnt famous, no one would pay attention to him. The picture above pretty much illustrates my point.

      Jul 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WindReader
      WindReader

      sorry guys – I just don’t see him as a Randy Blue type of guy….

      Jul 10, 2012 at 7:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nickadoo
      Nickadoo

      @John: I actually once spotted him on the street and thought, “Damn! That guy’s hot!” Then I stared for a moment and thought, “He kinda looks like James Franco.”

      I later discovered it actually was James Franco.

      So I can honestly say from experience I beg to differ – he really is hot.

      Jul 10, 2012 at 7:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MrSwearword
      MrSwearword

      I don’t understand the sex appeal of James Franco. He looks like the reason American Apparel went into business and probably smells of Amsterdam.

      Jul 10, 2012 at 11:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shannon
      shannon

      HE LOOKS LIKE A METH CRACK HEAD WHO HAS NOT SLEPT IN DAYS

      Jul 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ugly
      Ugly

      I don’t understand what’s so “hot” about him either. He always looks gross like he hasn’t showered in a week. Even when he’s “cleaned up” he doesn’t look that great.

      Jul 10, 2012 at 11:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      Wow, someone here says he’s average looking, and the last one says he looks like a meth crack head. I guess some of you are very hard to please.

      But if that’s how it is, I guess Queerty may as well ask him what kind of underwear he has on.

      Jul 10, 2012 at 11:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonathonz
      Jonathonz

      Quite aside from being pretty hot James Franco is doing a great service to the gay community by being allied with us and highlighting the contribution of some unsung gay men in our history. Some of the commenters seem to have forgotten how far we’ve come as a community when a Hollywood star would make it his consuming mission in life to explore our lives, completely unafraid for his own career I might add, and would receive little to no backlash from his industry. This could not have happened only a few short years ago. Some of us here seem to be looking a gift horse in the mouth when they insult one of our greatest allies in Hollywood.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 12:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • luther
      luther

      Trust, these people on here who claim to be so disgusted with him would do cartwheels while twirling a baton if they had the chance to bed him.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 12:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nat
      Nat

      “He’s just another het using gays to line his pockets, and boost his career. First Russell Crowe, then Colin Farrell, and Now James Franco.”

      No, he objectively has not not. The most mainstream film he did where he played a homosexual was Milk. Almost everything else he has done (Howl, the Broken Tower, his student film) has been for art’s sake. Hell, his entire career since the Pineapple Express has been composed of independent films or movies to pay the bills. He was being groomed as another typical pretty boy prior to that, and he consciously chose to walk away from that world once he attained some financial security to pursue his own passions.

      There are any number of insults that you could volley at Franco (pretentious springs to mind), but he is not someone who shills.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 12:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rockery
      Rockery

      HE IS HOT!!!!!

      Yes I would, let it be true

      Jul 11, 2012 at 12:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim
      Jim

      I’m not a big fan of Mr. Franco, he has that “I slam meth” look about him….Dated that type years ago…….Done….LOL

      Jul 11, 2012 at 12:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • um ya
      um ya

      Yes he’s an ally.
      Yes I would sleep with him.

      That is all.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 12:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aaron Price
      Aaron Price

      um ya-Omnisexual is just another term for being bisexual.

      That being said it’s rather obvious that Franco is either bisexual or gay but closeted.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 12:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ugly
      Ugly

      I have to laugh that people actually think he’s straight. NO “straight” actor is this obsessed with “gay” this and “gay” that. I’ve lost track of how many of his projects focused on homosexuality. Wake up people!

      Jul 11, 2012 at 12:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Drew
      Drew

      I agree Ugly.

      Also no actual “Straight” guy even if he’s an actor would want to do a scene where it’s implied he’s sucking someone’s dick even if it’s dildo.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 12:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Drew
      Drew

      I agree Ugly.

      Also no actual “Straight” guy even if he’s an actor would want to do a scene where it’s implied he’s actually sucking someone’s dick even if it’s dildo.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 12:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize
      Belize

      @Aaron Price: Another telepath? You don’t say. It’s funny how there are so many of you in the world and yet so many important world leaders still remain mysterious. ;)

      Jul 11, 2012 at 12:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize
      Belize

      @Ugly: Your naivety is hilarious. So we can all rule out that gay-for-pay actors are actually gay EVEN THOUGH the amount of money they can get from gay porn is more than three times what they’d get from straight porn. LOL.

      It’s not James’ fault that your view of the world is so simple. Meanwhile, there are others who believe that the world also revolves around other things–like economics and marketing. Granted, his marketing foresight may be wrong into thinking that his primary appeal is only to the male homosexual market. But to disregard its validity and to just flat out say that he’s gay just because he chose to suck on a prosthetic penis and rub bodies with another man is rather juvenile. High school level thinking, child. Grow up.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 1:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize
      Belize

      @Drew: LOL! What’s the matter? You’ve never been to a college party since the 1960′s? A lot of straight guys who like to do things like that just to show how “non-prejudice” they are. It’s a turn on for a lot of women.

      Keep up with the times, grandma.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 1:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize
      Belize

      @Ugly: “I don’t understand what’s so “hot” about him either. He always looks gross like he hasn’t showered in a week. Even when he’s “cleaned up” he doesn’t look that great.”

      LOL. It’s not our fault your taste level is so provincial, ancient one. :)

      Jul 11, 2012 at 1:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • F Stratford
      F Stratford

      He is hot.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 1:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • +1
      +1

      @Jonathonz: +1

      Jul 11, 2012 at 2:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Drew
      Drew

      Belize you’re a professional troll so nobody should take anything you say seriously. I’m not nearly as old as you think I am and yeah things can get wild at college parties but no straight guy is going to pretend to suck another guy’s dick or put his lips anywhere near a dildo even if a hot woman wants him to.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 2:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jerome
      Jerome

      Franco does look nasty and like he hasn’t bathed in awhile. I’ve heard he’s majorly into heroin and likes to inject it.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 2:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ex porn guy
      Ex porn guy

      “Gay for pay” in porn is a myth. When I did porn they wanted to market me as being “Straight” but I told the studio and website no. I know other bisexual and gay men who did this and it’s all just marketing and based on biphobia and homophobia or the idea that bisexual and gay men lust after straight men who they can never have.

      In reality if a man is doing gay porn or porn where he’s having sex with other men then he’s either bisexual or gay. It’s also a myth that as a porn performer that you make lots of money in gay porn since you don’t make that much at all no matter what type of porn you do gay, bisexual, or straight, and you make more money as an escort than as a porn performer.

      Yes there are people like Jenna Jameson who made tons of money in porn but they’re the top 1% and get into owning their own porn companies or being very high up and this does not happen for 99% of porn performers.

      Anyone who goes into porn thinking that they’re going to make tons of money or make more money in gay porn as a performer is sadly mistaken. Doing porn is also not something that’s any sort of life long career. Most people men and women just do one or a few videos and that’s it.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 3:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • timncguy
      timncguy

      For me it’s his facial hair that makes him look like he hasn’t bathed. His beard and mustache aren’t actually full enough to really be a beard and mustache. He just looks like he is sickly and moulting. I’ve never understood why any man over the age of 16 grows a beard or mustache when it comes in patchy and it’s quite obvious that he can’t grow a full beard or mustache.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 7:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez
      Daez

      @Nat: I’ve seen him act, and maybe the reason he only does independent films is because he does not have the talent to be an extra in anything else? Seriously, he is also not that hot. It is amazing how many men on here bitch about fem guys but crush on Franco just because Franco claims to be straight.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 8:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chandler In Las Vegas
      Chandler In Las Vegas

      Art films? Art films….they’re NUDIES!!! [Credit to Neely O'Hara.]

      Jul 11, 2012 at 8:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez
      Daez

      @Chandler In Las Vegas: I kind of agree. How come when someone takes their clothes off in front of a camera to film an independent film with a horrible storyline and horrible dialogue that will be shown at a film festival it is art, but when someone does exactly the same thing to film a film that will come straight do DVD its pornography?

      Jul 11, 2012 at 9:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      @Daez: Yeah, and how come when your sister’s little kid makes a Jackson Pollack-style painting, it’s never worth any money? :)

      Jul 11, 2012 at 9:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • brad
      brad

      This is the difference between authentic guys like James Franco who are comfortable enough with their sexuality that they want to do daring roles, and fakes and closet cases like Will Smith who freak out when they have to kiss another guy on camera (Six Degrees of Separation).

      Jul 11, 2012 at 11:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tangelo
      Tangelo

      Let James do the “art” films. I want his brother doing the Porn flicks. Hubba Hubba!

      Jul 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cinesnatch
      Cinesnatch

      Broken Tower wasn’t his feature debut.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 12:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MAP
      MAP

      he’s just another privileged hetero making bank off homophobia and the shock value of the faggots. He’s no better than a drug dealer or a rapist.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 1:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Please!
      Please!

      Brad, if you think famewh0re James “Look at me! Look at me!” Franco is “authentic”, you’re deluded. Also, please just stop with the “comfortable with his sexuality” nonsense. If he was so comfortable, he wouldn’t be living in a glass closet.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 2:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael
      michael

      Give me a flying flipping break. Would any of the guys hitching about how unattractive he is please post your picture so we can all see how you stack up next to him?

      Jul 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • carl marek
      carl marek

      My friends in NYC say he’s definitely gay. So I don’t think he’s using us at all…

      Jul 11, 2012 at 7:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bryan
      Bryan

      This already sounds a 1000x more exciting than Magic Mike. I await it with glee…

      Jul 11, 2012 at 8:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Macmantoo
      Macmantoo

      Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. None of you have the same taste. To some he’s ugly, to others he hot. To each their own.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 10:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt
      Matt

      Carl Marek-Yes he IS using us, he’s been seen bearding and dating women. If he’s bisexual that’s one thing but if he’s actually gay he’s a closet queen.

      Jul 11, 2012 at 10:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Miguel
      Miguel

      James Franco is awesome.

      Jul 12, 2012 at 1:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Christopher
      Christopher

      Wouldn’t “Omni-Sexual” include things like sheep?? –”Holder Duke, she’s a rarin’!”

      Jul 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dionte
      Dionte

      I’ve seen him on a movie set before, hmmm.

      Jul 13, 2012 at 12:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daggerman
      Daggerman

      …James Franco is a totally knock-down gorgeous man and has an incredible sex appeal that shines through-out in whatever he does in his career, I am one helluva jealous homo!!!

      Jan 22, 2013 at 10:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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