Does This Trailer Make You Want to See James Franco Play a Poet?

Oh look, it is that actor guy who doesn’t mind when people speculate about his sexuality. James Franco plays beat poet Allen Ginsberg in Howl, a film that’s been screening at Outfest but won’t be available for mass consumption until the fall.

In Howl, you will see Mr. Franco kiss another man. You will also see colorful animations that illustrate some of the scenes from Ginsberg’s poem. They are sort of frightening! And a little bit out of place! The obscenity trial that “Howl” created is also part of the storyline. It gives Jon Hamm the chance to star in another period piece. Mary-Louise Parker has a cameo!