Renowned gay cinema aficionado James Franco is back doing what he does best — bein’ kooky and kinda queer. He of the chiseled cheekbones directed, edited and led photographic direction for 7 for All Mankind’s fall campaign film, Hollywood Resurrection.
Franco, in a leftover vampire costume from last Halloween and channeling his cheesiest Bela Lugosi, introduces the first installment of the film, Flowers for the Risen, alongside his crony — a dragged out Marc-Edouard Leon.
With a cast of notable pretty people including model Lily Donaldson, actress Cody Horn and model/actress Lou Doillon, Franco delves into the rituals and religious-like devotion involved with legendary tragic heartthrob, Rudolph Valentino.
Like Valentino, whose sexuality continues to be a source of debate even today, Franco is surrounded by a queer mystique. But Valentino would probably not have insisted on having hardcore gay sex in his next film project.