James Franco Says He’s Gay… Up To A Point
James Franco, who has hinted many times that he does not fully identify as straight, is at it again telling the Rolling Stone about his obsession with gay culture.
The actor lists an extensive array of gay-related projects under his belt including Interior; the Leather Bar and The Broken Tower, King Cobra, Milk, and the film about “ex-gay” activist Michael Glatze, ‘I Am Michael’, to name a few.
“When I was studying at NYU, I took classes in critical studies, and one of my favorites was on queer cinema,” he explains.
“We’ve told the straight, heteronormative stories ad nauseam by now, in our movies, our shows, our commercials – everywhere. I think it’s healthy to make work that disrupts and questions that, and shows alternative narratives. That’s what an artist should do.”
It also talks about his sexual orientation:
“Well, I like to think that I’m gay in my art and straight in my life. Although, I’m also a gay in my life up to the point of intercourse, and then you could say I’m straight… If it means whom you have sex with, I guess I’m straight,” adding coyly, “In the twenties and thirties, they used to define homosexuality by how you acted and not by whom you slept with. Sailors would f*ck guys all the time, but as long as they behaved in masculine ways, they weren’t considered gay.”
Read the full article at Rolling Stone.