James Franco has criticized Australian film censors for banning a gay film which includes explicit sex.

The Australian Classification Board decided that Director Travis Matthews' I Want Your Love was too risky to screen at LGBT film festivals in Australia.

Franco, who collaborated with Matthews on the film Interior. Leather Bar, released a video on Monday lamenting the decision.

(Related: James Franco's Interior. Leather Bar premieres at Sundance.)

Sex in films, Franco says in the nearly 2-minute clip, “hasn't had a chance to grow and become a sophisticated storytelling device.”

“Frankly, adults should be able to choose … I don't know why in this day and age, something like this … is being banned. It's just embarrassing.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

In I Want Your Love, a 20-something artist contemplates his place in San Francisco as a gay artist before returning to his hometown in Ohio. During his last weekend in town, he negotiates for sex with his best friend.

I Want Your Love dares to capture the uncensored zeitgeist of modern-day San Francisco unlike any film before it,” the film's description reads.