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James Franco Went All Mapplethorpe In Latest Revealing Selfie, Then Immediately Deleted It

xjames-franco-shirtless-on-instagram.jpg.pagespeed.ic.2p2Y1EwJp-How does that old expression go — another day, another revealing James Franco selfie that was deleted immediately after it was posted? Something like that, right? Anyway, it’s happened again. Everyone’s favorite actor writer university student provocateur has gone and posed semi-nude again (not that we’re complaining, mind you). Earlier today the Broadway thespian snapped a photo of himself shirtless and unzipped to the brink of modesty in front of a self-portrait of the late, great —and super controversial —queer artist Robert Mapplethorpe, captioned “SelfieMadness The Adderall Diaries.” Franco deleted it moments later and replaced it with a cropped photo of his head captioned “Too many selfies. Even for me.”

For the past couple of years, the multi-hyphenated one has been attached to star in a film bio about the late photographer, which would be the latest in his series of cinematic portraits of LGBT icons such as Sal Mineo, James Dean and Hart Crane. Keep up the great work, Jimbo.

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On:           May 23, 2014
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    • hotboyvb81

      you can tell he’s holding his breath- keeping the gut sucked in….again- trying too hard!

      May 23, 2014 at 9:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MrKev

      @hotboyvb81: I agree – this guy wore out his welcome long ago. He tries so hard to get any attention he can get and it’s really worn thin. So tired of him.

      May 23, 2014 at 9:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ridpathos

      @MrKev: Speak for yourself. That belly is EXACTLY the way I like it. I didn’t like James Franco before because I felt he was too manicured. He’s redefining himself in a way that I like.

      May 23, 2014 at 9:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MrKev

      @Ridpathos: Ahh, I knew the dumb Franco stans would jump in to defend him eventually. So tired of gays who worship straight men and get the vapors when a straight man takes his shirt off, no matter how average looking he might be.

      May 23, 2014 at 9:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle

      His behavior is beyond strange now. Absolutely nothing sexy about him in my opinion.

      May 23, 2014 at 9:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd

      @MrKev: He is NOT straight.

      May 23, 2014 at 9:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      @MrKev: What’s a Franco Stan?

      May 23, 2014 at 9:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Austrian

      @hotboyvb81: Youre right, Im sure he is super fat and not hot and ripped like you, anonymous troll

      May 23, 2014 at 10:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mgmchicago

      Franco is a definite 8.
      Since I am only a 6, I find him hot as hell.

      May 23, 2014 at 10:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sportyguy1983

      He keeps proving what a total attention seeking douchebag he is

      May 23, 2014 at 10:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DickieJohnson

      Tired of this one also, and the endless coverage on Queerty. Cute, but enough of this.

      May 24, 2014 at 12:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • buybioniconitunes

      he has not aged well AT ALL. I cant believe I used to find him attractive.

      May 24, 2014 at 1:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jckfmsincty

      Clearly, he has a substance abuse problem and, most likely, he is gay.

      May 24, 2014 at 1:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stevens7676

      …Fantasy is such a HEALTHY good thing. It is fun, simple, and easy. If your tired of looking (DO SO, a few of us are still smiling)

      May 24, 2014 at 2:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien

      Give me one night in bed with him and I`ll tell you if he gay, or not.

      May 24, 2014 at 7:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hrdryd2000

      he is becoming the male version of Amanda Bynes…whatever ya gotta do to stay in the news.

      May 24, 2014 at 7:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aromaeus

      He’s so gross and no he hasn’t aged well.

      May 24, 2014 at 8:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hudson

      @mgmchicago: dude- in the right eyes, you may well be an 8 as well, or a 9……. i agree tho, cleaned up, he’s pretty sexy

      May 24, 2014 at 8:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gwydion

      I wish he’d just show us his dick and then we can all be disappointed that he is a normal person with an average dick and not some super-hung icon to fantasize about. I applaud him for his support of the community though but to keep teasing us with those nude selfies is getting tired.

      May 24, 2014 at 9:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WuzUpYall

      He looks pregnant

      May 24, 2014 at 10:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • crowebobby

      @gwydion: It can be seen in the “playing naked basketball” film he made (though I don’t know where you can find it now) and it is a very pretty uncut average sized piece. If anyone has a link, please share.

      May 24, 2014 at 11:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Black Pegasus

      Even if he’s holding his stomach in, he still has the V-line by his waistline. Which you cannot fake. I find him still very [email protected]

      May 24, 2014 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • babybabybaby

      Keep them cumming James…

      May 24, 2014 at 2:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DK

      @mgmchicago: Here in West Hollywood, Franco’s a 6.5 on a good day. There’s hotter guys every ten feet, and not the plastic ones either.

      May 24, 2014 at 3:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mgmchicago

      hmmm… kinda makes me want to move to West Hollywood
      ‘course, if Franco is a 6.5 in WeHo, then I would be a 4.5
      guess I better stay in Chi if I want to keep f***ing my hot guys

      May 24, 2014 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ridpathos

      @DK: Examples?

      May 24, 2014 at 6:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hillers

      It’d be totally unremarkable if he wasn’t famous. But, like, in all honesty, I wouldn’t kick him out of bed.

      May 24, 2014 at 8:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonjct

      Here we go. He DOES have the Mapplethorpe vibe. But that photo of Robert is sacred and I hate that he is kinda dissing it right now. He COULD play Robert. He is dirty enough. But it better be the NY version of Robert’s life not the Cali version otherwise we could have McCauley Culkin play Robert. Nobody here knows who Robert is/was. That is interesting. Robert was my friend. His memory is sacred to me. I don’t want anyone to fu*k with it just to make money. Make a film that loses money and make it real and make it great. I love Robert. I cry for him even now. I think franco could do it.

      May 24, 2014 at 9:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonjct

      but, Robert was emaciated, so the weight has to go.

      May 24, 2014 at 9:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stanhope

      @MrKev: straight? what straight man?

      May 24, 2014 at 11:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChgoReason

      I really have no desire to entertain Franco and his sexual orientation. Life is way too short for such trivial matters. But there is an interesting article about the psychology behind selfies: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/positively-media/201304/selfies-narcissism-or-self-exploration

      May 24, 2014 at 11:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stanhope

      @jonjct: Macauley Culkin would be brilliant

      May 24, 2014 at 11:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hotshot70

      Ok, the sucking the gut in is obviously, but I stil lthink he’s cute. I’d do him (he’d have to bottom)

      May 24, 2014 at 11:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Danny

      Can someone post an article or study on the absurd commentary of this community. Many of you are so inhumanly judgemental. You all have some soul searching to do.

      May 24, 2014 at 11:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sejjo

      @ James Franco -I’m still waiting for the answer to my marriage proposal. Did you lose my number or what?

      May 25, 2014 at 12:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle

      @Danny: Dude you need to chill. I find your post to be absurd. Do you realize that Queerty is an on-line
      news/gossip/entertainment source? And on each post/story, they encourage readers to post a comment. Good-bad-or indifferent. And would you feel the same way if everyone had nothing but wounderful, glowing things to say about James? Well that’s never going to happen. People have different tastes,different likes, as to what they find attractive, to annoying. No one here is asking James to jump off a bridge, take a 100 sleepng pills, or shoot himself in the head. When that happens, then I agree that some soul searching needs to be done.

      May 25, 2014 at 4:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonjct

      does anyone here know who Robert is?

      May 27, 2014 at 8:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The7thDoctor

      @DarkZephyr: Marshall Mathers AKA “Eminem” (Ugh…) made a rap song about a psychotically obsessed fan named “Stan”. So, now, anybody who ‘likes’ someone (or presumably something) that someone else believes is crap, is called “Stan” (“Stans” and or “A Stan”).

      Here’s #7 in the list of definitions of “Stan” from the “Urban Dictionary”

      7. Stan
      A crazed and or obsessed fan. The term comes from the song Stan by eminem. The term Stan is used to describe a fan who goes to great lengths to obsess over a celebrity.
      Person 1: Dude these kids have been waiting outside the concert since 8 A:M even though no one was lined up…

      Person 2: What a bunch of Stans
      by I Chink Im Cool January 09, 2012

      Jul 13, 2014 at 3:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The7thDoctor

      @jonjct: You’ve never heard of Robert Mapplethorpe?


      Jul 13, 2014 at 3:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FnameLname

      There is nothing “fat” about James Franco except maybe his ego. He could gain ten pounds and still walk around with a shirt off.

      Oct 3, 2015 at 10:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alphacentauri

      Does this mean that he shoved a bullwhip up his gaping asshole like the bisexual Robert Mapplethorpe did?

      Oct 16, 2015 at 6:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scotshot

      @MrKev: Yet here you are to look at his picture & comment about him. I’d imagine you’d have something better to do than comment on someone you dislike. But it appears you don’t. hahaha

      Oct 18, 2015 at 1:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scotshot


      Oct 18, 2015 at 1:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scotty

      cmon jimmy get out the bullwhip. i’ll take the first 1000 pics for free.

      Dec 9, 2015 at 4:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimpatrick

      I think James is hot and sexy!!

      Mar 4, 2016 at 3:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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