Actor James Franco has posed in drag
for the fall-winter cover of Candy, the magazine dedicated to
androgyny and transsexuality.
Franco is photographed wearing a black
tuxedo jacket, slicked back hair, brightly colored makeup and a
cigarette balanced between the tips of two fingers.
“Viva Franco,” the magazine cover
to its website, Candy is “the first fashion magazine
ever completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism,
transsexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its
“Never before in history, have men
and women had so many opportunities for body modification, or so many
ways to change their appearance from head to toe: from the softest
options like make up, to permanent transformations courtesy of the
In a recent cover story for gay glossy
The Advocate, Franco reiterated his position that he loves
taking on gay roles but isn't gay. The 32-year-old openly straight
actor has played Harvey Milk's gay lover, Scott Smith, in Milk,
the highly-acclaimed movie about the San Francisco politician
murdered on the steps of City Hall, as well as gay beat generation
poet Allen Ginsberg in the film Howl.
A limited 1000 copies of the issue go
on sale October 24.