Straight or Gay? James Franco Ain’t Telling


Way back in 2015, FourTwoNine correspondent James Franco sat down with renowned actor James Franco to get to the bottom of an important question:

Is he gay or is he straight?

We didn’t quite get a straight answer, but it was really more about the journey. And poetry:

Straight James: Let’s get substantial: are you fucking gay or what?

Gay James: Well, I like to think that I’m gay in my art and straight in my life. 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.

This interview was originally featured in Winter 2015, as part of FourTwoNine’s Conceptual Issue. To purchase this and other back issues, go here

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Henry Giardina is FourTwoNine's Senior Editor

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