James Franco says he's gay 'up to the point of intercourse'

Thu. March 19, 2015 6:11 AM by OnTopMag.com

Actor James Franco, whose gay roles have led to questions about his own sexuality, says he's "gay in his art and straight in [his] life."

The 36-year-old Franco has played gay in numerous films, including 2008's Milk and this year's I Am Michael, and produced several films which feature gay characters.

In a feature posted online Tuesday, Franco writes about the questions surrounding his sexuality.

"[A]re you fucking gay or what?" straight James Franco asks gay James Franco in the piece titled The straight James Franco talks to the gay James Franco.

"Well, I like to think that I'm gay in my art and straight in my life," gay James Franco answers."Although, I'm also gay in my life up to the point of intercourse, and then you could say I'm straight. So I guess it depends on how you define gay. If it means whom you have sex with, I guess I'm straight. In the twenties and thirties, they used to define homosexuality by how you acted and not by whom you slept with.Sailors would fuck guys all the time, but as long as they behaved in masculine ways, they weren't considered gay."

"Do you want people to think you're gay?"

"Why would you say that it was a good thing that people would consider me straight? I actually like it when people think I'm gay; it's a great shield."

Gay James Franco goes on to say he enjoys his "queer public persona."

The full "interview" can be read at dot429.com.

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