David Franco Doesn’t Try To Do Gay Stuff, He Just Can’t Help It

Screen Shot 2013-01-19 at 12.58.41 PMThere are a lot of very overtly gay things in these videos, but for some reason while I was making them, or while I was even initially thinking of the ideas, I swear to God I didn’t think, ‘Okay, we’re gonna make another gay video that’s gonna shock people.’

The way ‘You’re So Hot’ came about: I worked with Chris [Mintz] on a movie called Fright Night and in between takes we would play this game. It was a game that he and his buddies played growing up and it just made me laugh my ass off, so when the movie was done and we were back in L.A. I thought to myself, ‘This would make a really funny short.’

Warm Bodies actor David Franco, discussing homoerotic viral videos like “Go Fuck Yourself” and “You’re So Hot,” with Pridesource.

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  • The Real Mike in Asheville

    While James Franco is awesome, little brother Dave is genius.

  • PrettyLittleLiar

    I love both videos. Dave Franco is one funny guy. I will admit that You’re So Hot gives me a boner every time.

  • queertypie

    I swear to God I didn’t think, ‘Okay, we’re gonna make another gay video that’s gonna shock people.’ Really? Talking about penises and having butt sex with yourself and gay never crosses your mind? Really? I guess he’s just a straight guy having all the gay fun he possibly can have.

  • Cagnazzo82

    The ‘You’re so Hot’ link is currently pointing to the wrong video.

    But yeah, I don’t believe for a second Dave Franco didn’t realize the theme of these videos were homoerotic while producing them. I think that’s the whole point… the fact that it’s purposefully playing off the homoeroticism yet not going all the way.

    Both Dave and his brother love to tease, so it is what it is.

  • Caleb in SC

    @queertypie: Exactly! He’s a hot, straight dude playing off of his sexuality — kind of like “trade” for the older people on here. What? Are you a zygote?

  • justin_case

    This is all bulls*it people. It’s just another example of “gay digging” (think “gold digger”). He’s just doing all of this “gay-but-not-really-gay” stuff on purpose to feed his narcissistic ego. He’s just playing off gay guys and using it to his economic advantage in an era when gay stuff is popular and “all out there”. C’mon. He’s just another handsome straight guy who knows that he can do this, get away with it, and manipulate gay guys. It happens all the time. But gay guys really need to cut it out and appreciate those who are really gay. No one would care about this if it were a handsome, popular gay actor.

  • Red Meat

    @Caleb in SC: What the fuck does it mean to call someone a sperm and egg? Did I miss something?

  • BritAus

    @justin_case: Cynical much ??

  • litper

    I’m tired of these “straight” guys who love gay sex. Come out already, or go back to your deep deep closet. We didn’t fight for our rights to have people like you.

  • Aidan8

    @justin_case: ??? So as a gay man, I should only appreciate gay artists who approach the subject of sexuality? Sorry, but there are straight artists out there who are able to comment/create art speaking to the sexual spectrum —- just like there are gay artists who can do the same.

  • Jeffery

    The Franco brothers are marketing geniuses. I’m guessing little Franco got some advice from big brother James.

    They tapped into a market that others feared. Bravo!

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