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This was James Franco's reaction when asked about ‘I’m gay in my art’ comment

Classic James...

This was James Franco's reaction when asked about ‘I’m gay in my art’ comment
James Franco in I Am Michael | Photo: I Am Michael

James Franco has been asked to clarify his his famous ‘I’m gay in my art, straight in my life’ comment in a new interview.

His reaction? Absolutely classic James Franco!

The ambiguous statement was raised in his profile in The Guardian, published yesterday.

The interviewer Hadley Freeman writes: ‘Our time is up, but, before I go, I have one last question. What did he mean when he said he is gay in his art, but straight in his life?’

She furthermore continues: ‘He furrows his brow again, as if he is about to make another ever so serious answer. But then suddenly his face clears and instead he looks up at me and just laughs. Even Franco can laugh at Franco these days, it turns out.’

Oh James – always leaving us hanging…

The Oscar-nominated actor has played gay characters in movies many times. Some recent examples include the Brent Corrigan biopic King Cobra, in which he plays a psychotic porn baron Joe, and LGBTI activist and homosexuality-renouncing Michael Glatze in I Am Michael.

‘Let’s get substantial: Are you fucking gay or what?’

The 127 Hours star raised eyebrows with the ‘gay in art’ statement, in a 2015 interview with himself.

In the FourTwoNine piece, ‘Straight James’ asks ‘Gay James’: ‘Let’s get substantial: Are you fucking gay or what?’

To this, Gay James responded: ‘Well, I like to think that I’m gay in my art and straight in my life. Although, I’m also gay in my life up to the point of intercourse, and then you could say I’m straight. So I guess it depends on how you define gay.’

He furthermore added: ‘If it means whom you have sex with, I guess I’m straight. In the twenties and thirties, they used to define homosexuality by how you acted and not by whom you slept with. Sailors would fuck guys all the time, but as long as they behaved in masculine ways, they weren’t considered gay.’


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