Actor James Franco has opened up about his sexuality and revealed that he is actually “little gay.”
In an interview with New York Magazine, the actor referred to himself as “a little gay,” and added that both “the straight press and the gay press” are “over focusing” on his lifestyle.
“There is a bit of overfocusing on my sexuality… and so the first question is why do they care? Well, because I’m a celebrity, so I guess they care who I’m having sex with. But if your definition of gay and straight is who I sleep with, then I guess you could say I’m a gay c**k tease,” said Franco.
“It’s where my allegiance lies, where my sensibilities lie, how I define myself,” the 37-year-old actor added.
James Franco is currently promoting his latest movie, “King Cobra,” in which he plays a seedy gay porn producer who seduces a young star.
Inspired by a true story, “King Cobra” deals with the life of Harlow Raymond Cuadra (Keegan Allen) and Joseph Manuel Kerekes (Franco), who is a wacky, violent, gold chain-wearing porn kingpin.
The movie also features Garrett Clayton as porn star Sean Paul Lockhart, a.k.a. Brent Corrigan, who appeared in a film of Cobra Video when he was underaged, Mirror wrote. Christian Slater, Alicia Silverstone, and Molly Ringwald also starred in the movie.
Slater portrays the role of Stephen, a gay porn producer behind the company King Cobra, who takes on a new star, Brent Corrigan. When Corrigan wants out of his contract, Stephen refuses. The two rival porn producers, played by Franco and Allen, pledge to help Corrigan out, and decide to brutally murder Stephen, SBS wrote.
Franco, who is also among the producers of the movie, admitted that he was fascinated by the character of the Cobra Video owner who quietly directed and produced Corrigan’s videos in his home.
“He was a guy with a fairly low-key life but had this interest in pornography, and I love a story about somebody that decides, ‘I’m gonna change my life and go for it in a big way,’” he told The Hollywood Reporter during the movie’s world premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.