James Franco talks sexuality
James Franco has addressed rumours that he is gay.
The 36-year-old has faced gay rumours throughout his career. While such speculation doesn’t bother the actor, he did decide to ask the question to himself during an interview with Four Two Nine Magazine.
“Let's get substantial: are you f**king gay or what?” ‘Straight James’ asked ‘Gay James’, before replying. “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.”
James has portrayed homosexual characters on-screen, including gay rights activist Scott Smith in Milk and also released homoerotic docufilm Interior.Leather Bar in 2013. As it isn’t the first time he’s spoken about the speculation around his sexual orientation, the 127 Hours star has had plenty of time to consider his stance on the situation and seemingly do his research.
“If it means whom you have sex with, I guess I'm straight,” he continued. “In the twenties and thirties, they used to define homosexuality by how you acted and not by whom you slept with. Sailors would f**k guys all the time, but as long as they behaved in masculine ways, they weren't considered gay.”
While James has locked lips with fellow stars including Zachary Quinto and close pal Seth Rogen, the actor is also known for wooing the ladies. He’s rumoured to have dated actresses including Sienna Miller, Ashley Benson and Amanda Seyfried.
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