James Franco's big gay roast

Wed. August 28, 2013 10:45 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

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Hollywood's gayest straight man gets roasted

James Franco was roasted for a Comedy Central special taped on Sunday night, with roast master Seth Rogen and celebrity friends dissing the actor about his widely panned Oscar hosting gig and his sexuality.

"Franco, you look like you're asleep. Did you just read a James Franco book? In all seriousness, he is a very hardworking actor. He once told me he worked for 36 hours straight, which I don't believe, the straight part, obviously," joked Rogen, who co-starred with Franco in Pineapple Express.

The show, which was taped in Culver City, California, airs Sept. 2 on Comedy Central.

BuzzFeed counted 26 gay jokes at Franco's expense. Here are several of our favorites:

Seth Rogan: "He's a tough guy to pin down, although I've heard many guys have been able to do it."

Nick Kroll polled: "Who here honestly thinks James Franco's gay?"

Jonah Hill: "He's like our generation's Johnny Depp, if Johnny Depp was a worse actor who blew guys."

Aziz Ansari: "I'll get straight to the point: Call me and let's make out."

James Franco jokes at his own expense: "You guys wouldn't know spunk if it hit you in the face. I know because I've had my spunk all over your faces."

In a March 2013 interview with Attitude magazine, Franco addressed questions about his sexuality.

"It's not something that bothers me in the slightest. It hasn't gone away and I get asked about it from all sides. It's partly my doing and partly not my doing," he said.

Franco is a long time advocate for gay rights and has a history of taking on gay film roles.