In a new interview with Vulture,
Hollywood actor James Franco says the media is obsessed with his
The 38-year-old Franco has played gay
in numerous roles, leading to speculation about his own sexuality.
Last year, the star made the statement
that he's “gay in his art.”
“You've said you're gay in work,”
critic Jerry Saltz started. “In a way, I think in my work, I'm
sometimes assholish, and a few other things like that – hysterical.
But if I'm to be honest, my second self is also real. So if you
said, 'I'm gay in my work,' I guess that must mean that you're also
gay. If I'm an asshole in my work, I'm also an asshole. A lot of
gay men have said to me, well, Franco's kind of a gay cock tease.”
“Yeah,” Franco responded.
“And you do say you're gay in your
“There is a bit of overfocusing on my
sexuality, both by the straight press and the gay press, 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 cock tease. It’s where my allegiance lies,
where my sensibilities lie, how I define myself. Yeah, I’m a little
gay, and there’s a gay James,” Franco said.
Franco's latest role is playing a gay
porn producer in King Cobra.
Franco, Christian Slater talk playing gay in King