James Franco Wanted To Blow Up Twitter With Recent Selfie

rs_600x600-140423101109-600.keegan-allen-james-francoI went to go say hey to him in his dressing room. There were a lot of people there and I asked him, ‘What’s the way to do the best selfie in bed?’ and he showed me. And then he climbed in really quickly and he was like, ‘Let’s blow up Twitter for a second.’”


— Pretty Little Liars star Keegan Allen tells E!’s Marc Malkin the backstory of James Franco‘s second most-famous recent selfie

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  • Billy Budd

    Please hear me, please believe me, I’ll say it only a million times. James IS gay. My friends saw him at A Loca nightclub in Rio, kissing guys and having a wild time. He is in the glass closet. Everybody knows he is gay.

  • Pistolo

    Oh please. He isn’t gay or else he would’ve come out. What’s the point of being in the closet after you direct a gay-themed movie, play James Dean, publicity whore the hell out of gay innuendo, and play Harvey Milk’s boyfriend? Why would he stay in the closet after all this? He’s not gay, he’s just exploiting the gay community. Like girls do when they’re not gay or bi but make out with each other to titillate men and get attention. James and his stupid brother love faking gay for attention. Notice no actors who actually ARE gay even resort to these tactics.

  • Billy Budd

    @Pistolo: Because the glass closet is a safe place to be. If you are openly gay, you get fewer leading parts in movies. That is why all actors who play lead characters would rather die than come out. James is brave, honest and beautiful, but he is not stupid.

  • Billy Budd

    Please believe me, a fried with whom I had an affair with in the past saw him, personally saw him dancing and kissing in the nightclub in Rio. James was not trying to hide anything there.

  • Tackle

    @Billy Budd: Ok… Maybe so. But why is it so important for you to announce this, for people to believe you, and for James to be gay???

  • Billy Budd

    Because I love him as an actor and I like the fact that we have something in common.

  • Bromancer7

    @Tackle: Because Billy is incapable of not commenting on every single Queerty article.

  • Billy Budd

    @Bromancer7: I don’t understand why that should bother you.

  • truckproductions

    @Pistolo: actually, Billy is right.. he is gay.. when he did the james dean film very early in his career and was completely unknown he was very open about being gay with everyone in set.. it wasn’t until his star started to rise that his people warned him against saying so publicly.. this pigeon holing of him is also what has led him to pursue so many gay themed films.. he’s rebelling against the power structures that run super stars.

  • sanfranca1

    @Billy Budd: So?

  • Billy Budd

    @sanfranca1: So I’m happy! :)

  • coltonblack

    I honestly don’t care if he’s gay or not. What’s bothersome is all of the attention seeking in recent months. He’s gone from likeable to scary.

  • Billy Budd

    @coltonblack: I would still love him if he were straight, but I love him more, knowing he likes guys.

  • jonjct

    @coltonblack: you said: “He’s gone from likeable to scary”. Precisely.

  • sportyguy1983

    What an idiot

  • Billy Budd

    I don’t understand what you mean. James is lovely.

  • Tackle

    @truckproductions: I really have a hard time believing this story, and find it highly unlikely, that any
    (actor), especially a male, who went through the struggle and hardship that James had to go through before his big break
    ( James Dean) , and in 2002, and an actor who would fall into the heartthrob category, would be open with ” everyone” on the set.
    A big production like James Dean, you probably had around 30-50 people on the set. The idea that you are gonna like, bond, and develop a connection with everyone to be so open, with something so personal, that could be career suicide is ridiculous. And keep in mind, this world have been actually 2001, movie made
    movie released on TV 2002. However I wouldn’t totally dismiss this story. But I think it had more to do with professional as opposed to personal. James Franco is a method actor ,who while filming the Dean biopic, stayed in character,and James Dean was gay. So a new actor, James Franco, who the cast and crew is not familiar with. On set people unaware he stays in character with the method approach. I can see where people can get confused, and rumors can start.

  • stranded


    I feel the same way. I more or less had no feelings about him for a long time. Then his obsession with things gay which evolved into this attention seeking thing, that’s off putting.

  • DK

    @Bromancer7: Doesn’t anything believe anything written by Billy Budd, the right-wing NAMBLA apologist?

    He heard from a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend that James Frances went to a gay bar 4,000 miles away, so of course he’s gay. *rolls eyes*

    The wishful thinking is strong in this one, along with the regular delusions.

  • Billy Budd

    @DK: I have no photos to prove what I said, but I said the truth. And the person who saw James is a close friend of mine. I now live in Bahia and he lives in Rio. I must also add that other people saw James’ activities that night. There were many witnesses, and some reported to the press. There are a few articles saying that he was kissing boys in the nightclub, but all the material is written in Portuguese. Here is one example:

  • Billy Budd

    @DK: You seem to think that I live in the US. I did live there for 5 years, but I’ve been in Brazil for a long time now.

  • Billy Budd

    By the way, I said in error that it was in Rio. It was in Sao Paulo, located 200 miles from Rio.

  • jazz4108

    I do not find him that appealing, but his younger Bro is another story. I think he is as cute as cute can be. Plus he gets to be all over Zac and that is a bonus I would like to see more of.

  • odawg

    Franco is gay.

  • jmmartin

    @Pistolo: In the alternative, he could be gay and still unwilling to come out, thinking it might hurt his chances of landing straight roles. I personally do not care for his prick teasing. That’s just me.

  • godluvzfagz

    @coltonblack I totally agree! I really appreciate when our straight allies step up to the plate and stand for equality but James Franco is really too much. In Interior.Leather Bar he states one of his reasons for making the film is he’s trying to undo his hertronormative upbringing. I don’t think he needed to film guys blowing each other to do that. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great that he’s so reflective, but by pulling these gay stunts he’s really making a joke out of it.

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