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James Franco's 'Maybe I'm just gay' -- and why we love it

James Franco maybe I'm just gay Cheers to you, James Franco -- and not just for further increasing your sexual ambiguity, and therefore improving our chances of dating you.

Really, cheers not only for saying awesome stuff that's poignant about male sexuality in pop culture, but also for having a sense of humor.

You know, fluid sexuality, the thing that some male stars can put forth, then immediately recoil from for fear of alienating a larger audience? 

"It's funny because the way that kind of stuff is talked about on blogs is so black-and-white ... " Franco told Entertainment Weekly this week about his affinity for gay roles, and what that means regarding the longstanding tradition of questioning his sexuality.

" 'Is he straight or is he gay?' Or," he lamented, " 'This is your third gay movie -- come out already!' "

"And all based on, gay or straight, based on the idea that your object of affection decides your sexuality."  

Franco, who has portrayed gay characters including an activist in "Milk" and beat poet Allen Ginsberg in "Howl," insists he finds plenty more dimensions to the characters than their bedroom proclivities.

"Or, you know what," he concluded, "maybe I’m just gay."

Heart emoticons from the Ministry, James.


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-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: James Franco in 2008. Credit: Getty Images

Comments () | Archives (6)

Why the fuss over him being gay. I'm gay and I'd rather be judged as a person, not my sexuality.

Love the ambiguity of this comment - he can joke about it and it's clear it doesn't really matter. Wish we could all get there!

Jimmy dear, gay or straight...we love u just the way u are...

Why dont we see or talk about James Franco as a young man or teenager. Lets see him in his younger days as a real person not as a movie star.

How does the object of your affection NOT decide your sexuality?

@ B

Quite simple... e.g. I've got a lady friend who has had a LT relationship with men and women... generally men but she was very intensely in love with a woman and they were in a relationship for years... sometimes it's the person not the gender .... when the object of her affection was a man... did that determine her sexuality as straight??
Clearly, evidently not based on a subsequent relationship

Glad I've sorted that out for you ;-)


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