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 raves.

According to its website, Candy is “the first fashion magazine ever completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transsexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations.”

“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 surgeon's knife.”

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.