Hmm. I'll probably see it, but I hate the look of the scenes where filmmaking is being discussed. Too bright and typical HD low budget.
It reminds me of an article I read about the making of The Killing of Sister George. Apparently they filmed in a real lesbian bar in London with many of the patrons, but also some extras thrown in. The problem is that the film was advertised as having "real" footage of "real" lesbians, and some of the extras and patrons lost their jobs over appearing in it.
I'd yawn if I weren't afraid someone might stick a dick in my mouth.
Apparently, Franco wants to retrieve the "lost hardcore footage" of that awful Pacino movie "Cruising" and fashion a new film from it.
Or a fist full of crisco.
Wasn't that film explicit enough, as it was?
Does anyone now have doubt of sexy Mr Franco's sexuality?
I'm thinking that alot of the 40 minutes of footage was just general coverage to edit into the film. Either that or a major plotpoint was dropped, given how entirely pointless and downright boring the final half an hour of the movie is.
Is famewhore a sexuality R6?
R6 he's straight, just because he's intrigued and genuinely interested in gay sex doesn't mean he takes part in it. I know gay men who are interested in hetero sex and wonder what it would be like to eat a woman out, it's just curiosity.
The idea of Franco doing anything remotely sexual with anyone, male or female is just, eh...
If he were gay he would have never made this movie. Has Tom Cruise ever played gay?
Yeah, I'd say Lestat was playing with it a bit.
It sounds like a bore. Maybe if he includes a glory hole scene with him on the giving end I'll go check it out.
The world is either black or white. There are no shades of grey.
A while back, Franco was making another one of his kinky college films and met up with a guy who told this story to his friend who published it on the internet:
"I don’t know if this guy was fucking with me or what last night (he was a Tisch graduate from Rochester so you knooooow), but he told me the funniest second-hand story about James Franco at NYU ever. Goes something like this:
Okay, so my friend sees James Franco in an elevator. And he’s (the friend) like “Hey man, I know you’re new to New York, if you ever want someone to show you around, I’d be happy to.”
And James Franco is like “That’s so great man, give me your number.”
Several weeks go by, and this dude has forgotten about the incident. Then he gets a call from a guy named Alex, saying he’s Franco’s assistant, and Franco wants this guy to come to Central Park at 7 am the next day for a shoot. So the friend goes. And when he gets there, it’s him, Franco, two other actors from their class, and this kid Alex. And Franco is in a wheelchair, with a blanket over his legs like FDR, and a camcorder in his hand. Alex hands this dude a script for a shoot…and it’s basically a simulated anal sex porn scene in Central Park.
Now the guy telling the story is ready to chalk it up to his friend exaggerating, or maybe some weird performance art Franco is doing. Then he hears about a similar experience through this other guy, who tries to hand Franco a script after class. And the Freaks and Geeks star is like “Man, I don’t have time to read it now…but can you come upstate on Saturday and give it to me?”
So this kid makes plans, again through this assistant Alex, and goes to bumfuck Woodstock or some shit to meet Franco in a trailer. And he gets there, and the lights are all off, and Franco is lying on a couch, all tangled in blankets wearing nothing but a speedo. And this dude is like “Uh….here’s my script?”
And Franco goes, “No…the script’s already on the table, man. You’re playing Alan.” Sure enough, there are some scenes typed up on the table, and there’s a character named Alan…without any lines. His only role is to get ass-raped in this one part.
SO: Either James Franco is on some weird crazy shit right now, OR (and this is my theory) he totally knew that Tisch kids would be bugging him all the time with stories, so he decides to play along and come off as a total psycho pervert. Would totally predate his 30 Rock appearance, btw.
Or this guy was lying to me in order to make good conversation. In which case: well done, sir!"
R12 exactly! If he were a closet case he would stay as far away from anything gay as possible.
I wish I could W&W R16, but I think it's too long.
Most men are straight but are most actors straight? That is the question.
I believe James Franco is asexual (afraid of STDs?), but obsessed with homoeroticism.
Why does he keep inflicting his grad school assignments on us?
"I know gay men who are interested in hetero sex and wonder what it would be like to eat a woman out, it's just curiosity."
James Franco is a homosexual.
Hello Homosexuals of Datalounge!
It makes me very happy to see that you are truly enjoying the trailer to my latest project, which is in itself an homage to your homosexual lifestyles!
It was quite the chore researching your various customs and rituals, but I believe I got them down.
Also, you'll find that being an edgy "artiste" means often times, a film maker will use things like speedos and anal sex in dark trailers to set a mood. These things are not merely confined to your world, they are part of the heterosexual world, of which I belong to, as well.
I thank you for all of your praise and look forward to learning more of your homosexual ways in the future, for the sake of art, of course.
Beloved DL Icon, James Franco
No DEAR. MOST men are on a continuum between exclusive heterosexuality and exclusive homosexuality. Only ten percent of the population fall at either end of the continuum. 80 percent comprise the REST.
Gosh you're stupid.
No I'm just not delusional, most straight guys I know would kill for some good pussy and the thought of them doing something with another guy repulses them, however their are straights like Franco who are curious about gay sex and confortable enough to admit it.
Hmmmm.... S&M with James Franco? Sounds good to me. I'd love to paddle his ass until it was red and blistered.
R25, oh dear.
Please fuck off back to frauville, cunt.
PS, I just fucked your husband in the ass in a rest area.
Franco just wrote an article for Entertainment Weekly raving about The Perks of Being A Wallflower and said this:
"And Ezra Miller, well he makes me want to be gay, his character is so full of vitality."
So he's still trying to keep up the story that he's straight. And maybe it's true. Who knows. But he obviously has some sort of weird fixation on gay culture.
And yet Ezra Miller does not identify as gay . . .
He meant the character Ezra Miller plays in the film R29, not Ezra Miller himself, who identifies as queer.
Al Pacino's character in Cruising might have made better sense if that 40-min scene had remained in the movie. His undercover cop becoming twisted and tortured in later scenes would have been more understandable.
The reality is that there are a lot of men who are either bisexual or gay who can't stand the fact that other men are gay and out about it, not giving a shit about being called different.
Because they don't actually have the guts to BE gay, they're just like every other homophobe and closeted 'mo who latches on to the loudest most shrill stereotypes about gay men and thinks that that's what it means to be out, so they can't be THAT...
So they watch gay porn, have gay fantasies, fuck around, and love to see it acted out but never have to actually take it any farther...
In other words, they're just as cro-magnon as their straight counterparts who can never connect with a woman, watch gay porn, have rape fantasies, but could never have a relationship...
Franco just needs to get his ass fucked already and move on.
Is there cock in this movie? If not, not interested.
I'm yawning. And hoping someone shoves a dick in my mouth.
No straight man is as 'interested' in gay culture and gay sex as Franco clearly is.
I used to think he was bi, but now I'm sure he's 100 per cent homo.
Or, R16, he gets presented with so many 'scripts', which to him might basically mean an invitation for cock or ass. I think for the most part he's just weird.
I am sick of his portrayal of gay men as sick, perverted, subculture deviants. Does he ever have any interest in depicting gay men in a more realistic, mainstream manner?
"So they watch gay porn, have gay fantasies, fuck around, and love to see it acted out but never have to actually take it any farther"
Uh, it seems like that is already taking it very far....
There are so many gays in show business, does James have anyone to hang out with but gays?
r38, most people are interested in extreme portrayals of stereotypes to feel good about themselves (at least I am not like THAT! / hahaha! look at that silly stereotype! / fiction is so entertaining ... I wish I was such a drugged out slut like that guy in the film!). Reality is such a Debbie Downer to most people when all they want is uplifting entertainment to forget their own issues and problems.
And the consumer market for people who like to watch real people have real problems dealing with them in a real manner is so small that such features wouldn't be profitable. And I suspect that such a politically correct demand is as much of an empty gesture like the one where people declare that they would support an openly gay man to play a heterosexual lead in a blockbuster movie.
I just find it weird that someone in his position, if they were straight and had his sexual temperament/curiosity would be doing a ton of stuff with women, not twinks.
him and his brother are both pervies taken with the homosex.
The last three seconds of the video are burned in my mind.
He has something like 4 movies he's directing next year. They're nearly all hipstery adaps of poetry collections and what have you, with NYU students. Why does he revel in making 4 mediocre films when he could work on putting together something more substantial?
I doubt he's really a "director" though.
Anyone here seen it yet?
I didn't realize that the movie "Cruising" was based on a true story:
"In 1972, director William Friedkin - huge after The French Connection - is shooting his spiritual/psych-horror The Exorcist in downtown New York. For a scene requiring mock brain-scans of the possessed lead character, Friedkin films a real-life radiologist and his assistant, Paul Bateson. Flash ahead to 1979. Friedkin is planning an adap of Gerald Walker's novel 'Cruising', inspired by a real-life serial killer carving up leather boys in the city's underground gay-bars and dumping their body parts in the Hudson River, wrapped in black plastic bags. When he learns that his Exorcist radiologist assistant Bateson is currently awaiting trial for the post-coital slaying of gay film critic Addison Verrill, Friedkin decides to pay him a visit to do a little research into the psyche of his cruising killer. Bateson is later imprisoned for life - for the Verrill murder - but not before dropping hints while in custody that he was also the body bag killer. The latter cases remain unsolved, but there's every chance that Friedkin had not only inadvertently consulted the actual killer at the heart of Cruising while planning the film, but had also cast him in a film he made years before it."