James Franco: “I Wish I Was Gay”

There’s two sides to what happened in the Roast. If that’s what they were going to make fun of me for, I was like, ‘Great! Bring on the gay jokes!’ because these aren’t insults at all. I don’t even care if people think I’m gay, so it was like, ‘Awesome!’ I mean, I wish I was…I wish I was gay….part of it is that movies are a place where people can project things and identify with characters, and it’s the same thing with actors outside of their roles—and it’s been that way since Hollywood was around. That’s why there’s a lot of conjecture. That’s been one of my things, too. My relationship with my public image over the past four or five years has just become weirder and weirder, because I look at it and it’s me, and it’s not me, so if other people want to use that for their own purposes or needs, I’m fine with it.”

Noted heterosexual, or something, James Franco on the endless parade of gay jokes in his Comedy Central Roast, This Is the End and his daily life, via The Daily Beast.


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  • Really_000

    There are plenty of guys who leave prison and become gay (or at least deeply on the DL)-I think you still have a chance James!

  • MudgeBoy

    No, I think we’re all wired a certain way and it’s pretty hard to rewire. So Macklemore and Lewis are right when they sing about rewiring in “Same Love”. That doesn’t mean that a good actor who is gay can’t “play” straight, and a good actor who is straight can’t “play” gay — and do it convincingly. And I think Franco is a good actor.

  • gwydion

    I can show him the ropes!

  • Jake357

    How has no one turned that animated gif into something a little filthier by replacing the gun…?

  • ronsfo

    I think it would be cool if James Franco was gay, but he’s a superb actor and that’s what’s really important.

  • J.c.

    Franco is an amazing human being as well as an incredibly talented artist in so many genres. He’s also man enough to stand up for his gay fans as Tom Daley is and even the young guys or One Direction. It’s cool to finaly see the beginnings of a civil society (excluding the Putin-ites, Muslim and christian fundamentalists) of course. Nevertheless general society will always be influenced by intelligent, kind hearted and socially sophisticated celebrities.

  • Cam

    Isn’t it interesting that Hollywood is SO homophobic that even the supposedly open enlightened group at his roast thought calling Franco “Gay” was insulting.

    I’ve said this before, if ANY other industry was publicly known not to hire a certain minority, they would be investigated by the state and federal govts. And yet it is publicly acknowledged that hollywood doesn’t want to hire openly gay actors and….nothing.

  • Kieran

    Saying “I wish I were gay” is the same thing as saying “I’m NOT gay!”

    James Franco is a cool guy, but it would have been so much cooler if he had said, “Do you think I really give a shit if someone thinks I’m gay or not?”

  • mangina

    Who cares what his sexuality is? He’s a talent awesome actor and collegiate. Who he sleeps with is his business. We should appreciate the fact that he’s a supporter and ally for the community.

  • Polaro

    OK, but can we have your brother? I’d do him instead.

  • Mr. E. Jones


    I’ve said this myself Cam. If IBM discriminated like Hollywood does, we’d be protesting outside their HQ. For some reason we accept Hollywood’s anti-gay bias.

    That said, I wish Franco would shut up. I’m tired of hets trading on gay cache.

  • Polaro

    @Mr. E. Jones: Well, it sure beats the days when we were poison and you’d get punched for insinuating a guy was gay. But, I do get your point. James seems to be making his career on being the gayest straight guy at this point.

  • BlogZilla

    Oh come on, this guy’s a flaming bisexual…

  • kevininbuffalo

    As the old song says:”Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you…”

  • B Damion

    @ Polaro …co-signing…I’d love if that little bitch could pipe me!

    Yes, I said it Dave Franco. “Pipe me Biootch” lol…

  • boring

    Goddamn it, I need to watch Spring Breakers again.

  • keep it real

    Butt your are ….. JIMMY……

  • mydude


    It’s so good. Strange but good.

  • Victor_in_PA

    I personally don’t care if he’s straight. Let’s face it, we wouldn’t have progressed as far as we have without our straight allies. We need to celebrate them, not berate them. It obviously doesn’t mean he hasn’t sucked a dick or 2. It just means he prefers tacos over bratwurst. Though, I’ll probably never have to have to worry about explaining waking up next to him in bed so, it’s all a moot point anyway.

  • Victor_in_PA

    …but, just for the record, he’s hot as fuck!

  • devinjgray

    I’d make one exception to this whole “people can’t change” idea: you , in fact, CAN open a closed mind, and reap all the rewards therein. Once a mind is open, it can be extremely hard to close.

  • EvonCook

    Well, James Franco can f**k me silly any time and as many times as he wants, and he might find it is not much different than what he says he prefers. Lots of st8 guys have told me their dicks couldn’t tell the difference. But the Franco who I want to worship and serve is Dave Franco. What a hot sweetheart and live wire he is! But where has Tom Franco been hiding? What’s he like and how does his dick work? Any more Franco bros? Great family and can’t help but wonder if these boys didn’t experiment with so much nice dick around like we did in my family!

  • dre23222

    James Franco is so hot. I would love to meet him and be his friends. He is a talented actor and very sexy. I would be with him in a heart beat, at the drop of a safety pin. I don’t care if he gay, straight, side ways, he is a terrific actor, smart, sexy and a good visionary.

  • pscheck2

    Oh, come on James, admit you are gay and get it over with! You have been rumored to be gay for a long time and these roasts are based on facts concerning your lifestyle! Your denial is very similar to Wentworth Miller; who, until very recently, ‘admired’ his gay following, but declared he was not gay, bla, bla, and bla! The other day he declared himself as gay and proud of it! (Russia’s anti-gay stance made him open up the ‘closet’ door.) He is playing these mind games with his following and enjoying the ‘buzz’ it gives him, while he keeps his closet door, closed, but not tightly closed! Just say’en

  • alphacentauri

    He should just come out finally as bisexual or gay.

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