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Late Night: James Franco's unsexy sex tape [Video]

August 10, 2011 |  7:48 am

Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson and ... James Franco?  That's right, folks: The famously multi-tasking actor, currently starring in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," is but the latest celebrity to star in a sex tape. Just don't expect his raunchy home movie to get scooped up by Vivid Video anytime soon.

As he explained on Tuesday night's "Conan," the sex tape began like so many do: As a bit of youthful experimentation. "When I was young, it's not like I went down to Van Nuys and tried to break into the porn industry. I got a video camera and my girlfriend and I decided to film ourselves."

So does this mean that the actor/artist/writer/filmmaker/grad student/model will be adding "adult film star" to his already lengthy resume? Not likely.

"[We] watched it back and said 'Yeah, well, let's never watch that again,'" he recalled.

So what does Ron Jeremy have that, um, James Franco doesn't?

"Those people in the pornos, they are great performers," he said, invoking a somewhat unfortunate metaphor involving his grandmother -- one that sent Conan O'Brien running into the fake blue waves behind him.

"Just like my grandma can feel feelings and cry in her life if she's sad, doesn't mean that she's going to be a great actor," he explained. "Same thing with actors in pornography."

Duly noted.



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