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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.

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13 Comments

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • RSun

    @TinoTurner: Franco is an avid defender of the gay community and I for one appreciate the support.

  • 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.

  • Dionte

    He is brave.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Cee

    @TinoTurner: “one of us?”
    Are you serious with that comment?

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