Do we know of any gay relationships he's been in or of guys he's bedded? Or is it all just rumor and innuendo? For the record, I hope he's gay, and I'm certainly not one who needs "proof," but I've just never heard anything about actual gay behavior, and want to know what you all might have heard.
|by Anonymous||reply 378||04/26/2015|
It was rare, but when he socialized with fellow NYU students last year he did not self-identify as straight. That's all I'll say.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/05/2010|
I am 100% sure he is straight
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/05/2010|
[quote]I am 100% sure he is straight
Based on what evidence?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/05/2010|
According to posts I've read on other sites, people claim to have seen him making out with guys.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/05/2010|
I wonder what self identify as straight means, and I wonder, in general, how the hell R1 remotely knows what he is talkiing about including the terminology "self identify as straight". Who do you know anywhere who when they socialize "self identify as straight" and therefore we think they are gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/05/2010|
How many times are we going to go over this topic?
If you read the looong New York magazine profile of Franco from a few months ago, by a gay writer, you came away thinking this is likely a straight guy who is nonetheless interested in queer theory and homosexuality as an artistic subject. That was clearly the conclusion of the article writer, himself a gay man who broached the "gay question" at length to numerous people who know Franco.
I know that answer doesn't cut it for most of the black and white thinkers who frequent this board, but it's the best you're gonna get.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/05/2010|
There are comments on other websites that say James has been seen making out with his boyfriend and hitting on other guys.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/05/2010|
Not quite, R8.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: I've known a couple of men in LA who have dated him. He's quite the closet case, remarkably.
With all due respect to you, R8, and the magazine writer, no straight man loves to be immersed in "queer theory".
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/05/2010|
Then why not name them, R10? You're on an anonymous message board.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/05/2010|
"I've known a couple of men in LA who have dated him."
Have they had sex with him? If so, what did they say about what he is like in bed? His cock?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/05/2010|
The fallacy to your statement, r10, can be summed up in this question: Why would a closet case, if that's what Franco is, so openly dabble in queer theory and gay imagery if he was gay but trying to hide that fact? It makes absolutely no sense.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/05/2010|
R8, NY mag isn't gonna out Franco without proof, that's a lawsuit waiting to happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/05/2010|
Why would Franco sue, R14? If he's gay friendly he wouldn't mind it if they called him gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/05/2010|
Hiding in plain sight, R13
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/05/2010|
I have no idea what he does with his dick, but his heart belongs only to himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/05/2010|
He is bi and fairly open about it. He just hasn't formally come out. He is hiding in plain sight.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/05/2010|
I've already told you people - not gay and no pot. Why won't you believe me?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/05/2010|
[quote]Why would Franco sue, [R14]? If he's gay friendly he wouldn't mind it if they called him gay.[/quote] Obviously, none of us here would personally know if he'd be offended. The point is, is that the author/magazine can't say that he's gay without evidence, that's libel.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/05/2010|
You think he would, though, R18.
With the projects he chooses, the last thing he should be worried about is his career.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/05/2010|
How naive. If NY Mag writers started insinuating the people they were interviewing were closeted, R8, they would stop getting interviews with top celebrities.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/05/2010|
This site cant be sued like a newspaper, that is why people here get away with false gossips
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/05/2010|
Labels. Why do they matter?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/05/2010|
Ask the people who are closeted R25.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/05/2010|
Franco in Drag in Candy magazine.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/05/2010|
I worked with him right before he got "Freaks and Geeks". I would have to say Bi because he flirted furiously with the male cinematographer and the makeup and scripty girls.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/05/2010|
James Franco is this generation's James Dean and just like James Dean he is 100% bisexual.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/05/2010|
You James Franco freaks ought to just do like the Raul Esparza freaks and have a dedicated thread, instead of starting this one every 3 days.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/05/2010|
r17 - James has spoken out about what he does with his dick...%0D %0D [quote] "So, when I%E2%80%99m alone, I do masturbate a lot. I don%E2%80%99t know why. It%E2%80%99s like you have those days where it%E2%80%99s just like, I have a ton of writing to do, or a ton of reading to do, and you%E2%80%99re just like, OK, I%E2%80%99m going to be on the couch all day or in bed all day just doing that%E2%80%A6 I tend to have a four- or five-time day."
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/05/2010|
R29 is right on target!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/05/2010|
Also here is a blind item from Perez back in 2006 about James Franco having a bf on set
What seemingly cuckolded British actor doesn't have to worry? Sources tell PerezHilton.com that his Slutty girlfriend is just friends with her co-star, who also happens to be gay!!! Yes, Frankly, we were a bit shocked by this revelation too. But, multiple sources close to the hunky actor confirmed this news to us, and - what more - they tell us that his boyfriend is staying with him in Canada, where they are filming. Now things make even more sense! This Slutty actress has bearded a closeted actor in the past. Could her Brit boyfriend swing both ways too???
Answer Sienna, Jude, Hayden and James Franco
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/05/2010|
OP, what do you think we're going to give you: DNA evidence?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/05/2010|
"It was rare, but when he socialized with fellow NYU students last year he did not self-identify as straight. That's all I'll say."
Since Franco studies at Columbia, not NYU, you probably don't have a hell of a lot more to say, at least anything credible.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/05/2010|
r36 at least make your trolling worthwile. Everybody and his dog knows that Franco has been enrolled at both NYU and Columbia for at least the last year.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/05/2010|
I've posted this several times, he dated this girl on the right quite a few years ago. I did see him at Gay Pride in Weho this year. He's probably bi.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/05/2010|
I thought this thread needs some more pictures. Story attached.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/05/2010|
List of gay and bisexual males in Hollywood
-Tom Cruise (gay)
-John Travolta (gay)
-Will Smith (gay)
-Jake Gyllenhaal (gay)
-Anderson Cooper (gay)
-Leonardo DiCaprio (bisexual)
-George Clooney (bisexual)
-Zac Efron (gay)
-Ashton Kutcher (bisexual)
-Antonio Banderas (bisexual)
-Colin Farrell (bisexual)
-Hayden Christensen (gay)
-Ryan Seacrest (gay)
-Tom Welling (gay)
-Chace Crawford (gay)
-Hugh Jackman (gay)
-Tobey Maguire (bisexual)
-Matt Dallas (gay)
-Jude Law (bisexual)
-Ewan MacGregor (bisexual)
-Eddie Murphy (gay)
-Channing Tatum (bisexual)
-JC Chasez (gay)
-Dominic Monaghan (gay)
-Brody Jenner (bisexual)
-Corbin Bleu (gay)
-Antonio Sabato Jr. (gay)
-John Mayer (bisexual)
-Elijah Wood (gay)
-Spencer Pratt (gay)
-Ed Westwick (gay)
-Emile Hirsch (bisexual)
-Kevin Smith (bisexual)
-Justin Timberlake (bisexual)
-Robert Downey Jr. (bisexual)
-Jonathan Rhys Meyers (gay)
-Tyson Beckford (gay)
-Wentworth Miller (gay)
-Jared Leto (gay)
-Kanye West (bisexual)
-James Franco (bisexual)
-Pete Wentz (bisexual)
-BeBe Winans (gay)
-Dave Navarro (bisexual)
-Duane Martin (gay)
-Mario Lopez (gay)
-Lucas Grabeel (gay)
-Robert Pattinson (bisexual)
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/05/2010|
r41, do you really believe all that bullshit
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/05/2010|
R42, I know it seems ridiculous, but that list is more true than you would ever want to believe. I don't know about all of them, but I've worked for CAA for 2 years in the early 2000s and can verify at least 20 of those names. And I'm being serious. Those dudes aren't straight. I'm telling you.
If you look closely at the names and a few of the supposed girlfriends they are linked to/dated/or even married, a lot of these guys are using the same 3 or 4 beards.
Sienna Miller for Jude, James & Hayden, Sean Combs, Daniel Craig
Kelly Preston for John Travolta & Tom Cruise
Renee Zellweger for Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Kenny Chesney
Sarah Jessica Parker for Robert Downey Jr, Matt Broderick
Quit reading People Magazine and US Weekly.
They're lying to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/06/2010|
I believe you r44. I think the number of gay and bi men in entertainment are off the charts.%0D %0D CAA is master of cover up ops too.%0D %0D "The fallacy to your statement, [R10], can be summed up in this question: Why would a closet case, if that's what Franco is, so openly dabble in queer theory and gay imagery if he was gay but trying to hide that fact? It makes absolutely no sense."%0D %0D As someone else said, hiding in plain sight.%0D %0D When you are well repped enough by a powerhouse agency you can get away with ANYthing. Literally anything. Ask r44. %0D %0D They even have the national glossies against the wall. The agencies feed the glossies - the glossies run only the nice heterosexual stories and sell any incriminating pictures they get hold of back to the agencies for scoops and exclusives on something else. %0D %0D It can be a nasty self-feeding industry but it keeps each player in a job.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/06/2010|
"Hollywood, with it's dozens of gay stars,it's hundreds of gays in positions of creative and executive power prefers to reside in one huge, beautifully appointed celluloid closest. Or a gilded birdcage with a cover over it"-Time Magazine
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/06/2010|
Bisexual to the core.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/06/2010|
There are some good posts on this page, particularly at R45, R46 and R47.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/06/2010|
R36, you're the idiot who clearly doesn't know Franco or anything about him or anyone that knows him.
Saying "he does not self-identify as straight" was my convoluted way of saying he is bi.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/06/2010|
posing for the cover of a tranny style mag
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/06/2010|
R44, what does that say about the beards? Are they closeted lesbians or just into it for the PR?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/06/2010|
Kevin Smith? Spencer Pratt? Eww, and LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/06/2010|
I posted this at the "Gay Rumors that were True" thread but I'm posting it again here because this list was compiled in 1968 most of them turn out to be true years later...
"In January of 1968 an underground book, Hollywood Homos,was published and distributed under the counter at newsstands along Hollywood Boulevard and other places. It was an exposed of gay Hollywood, and it's editors run pictures and identified The Top Homos of Hollywood.."Hollywood Babylon Strikes again!
Here is the list
|by Anonymous||reply 56||10/06/2010|
Someone on eonline said his bf is Vince and gf is a beard:
"Franco, obviously. Old news, but currently interesting I suppose due to the drag spread he just did in Candy mag. Franco's gf is rumored to be cool with being used, agrees possibly in order to further her "acting" career--currently she's filming the movie "The Help" and likely wants to continue to climb the success ladder. All who know Franco well, also know his partner, Vince well. V. I'm told is over the-top-possessive, with jealousy that rivals any girl. He is rumored to have been the man in question on the Canadian film set whom Franco took with him--having supposedly lived with Franco for the last decade. I'm told Franco behaves lately as if he has lost what was left of his mind....not just based on weariness and/or lack of sleep. Keeping secrets while trying to appear completely transparent must be exhausting. There is also the rumor of his having resumed a nasty habit for which he obtained help awhile back--but which he has now given up on trying to avoid. A shame, he's sad. "
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/08/2010|
Yul Brynner liked women a lot and was married multiple times and was with a lot of ladies.
But I have heard that he was open-minded and did experiment with guys a few times. He certainly was open to participating in threesomes with a woman and another guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||10/09/2010|
[quote]I'm told Franco behaves lately as if he has lost what was left of his mind....not just based on weariness and/or lack of sleep. Keeping secrets while trying to appear completely transparent must be exhausting. There is also the rumor of his having resumed a nasty habit for which he obtained help awhile back--but which he has now given up on trying to avoid.
Very sad news.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/09/2010|
What nasty habit? Drugs?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/09/2010|
At the New Yorker interview with Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens as week ago, Paul mentioned something about a "favor" he did for James Franco. He didn't elaborate.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/10/2010|
He's obsessed with queer culture! Obsessed!
In his writings/essays/poetry.
in his short films.
In his art.
the characters he plays in movies like like James Dean,Scott Smith,Allen Ginsberg..
He's also been seen in several glbt pride parade..
and appeared in Out,The Advocate and Candy magazines...
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/11/2010|
What does it all mean?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||10/11/2010|
i'm not interested in all the rumors, innuendo, what someone's friend said, artys gay film interest, etc.%0D %0D QUESTION: has he sucked cock or had a cock up his ass? yes or no...
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/11/2010|
I think he watched some gay sex when he was researching prostitution for "Sonny"
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/12/2010|
R64, yes. I don't think he's been going to those gay bars, or has that art curator boyfriend and his cock hasn't been used for something. It's James fuckin' Franco.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/12/2010|
What does that mean, R66?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/12/2010|
I just watched Howl and the movie is not all that great but Franco is excellent. He is the real deal. Gorgeous. He has the most beautiful mouth and really big hands too. He is rather hairless though.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/13/2010|
What about Kidman with Cruise and Keith Urban?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/13/2010|
James Franco is at least bisexual or even a closeted gay man. C'mon it's not THAT hard to tell he's not straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||02/14/2011|
James Franco is at least bisexual or a closeted gay man. C'mon it's not THAT hard to tell!
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/14/2011|
Hello, "Guest". Is this your first time visiting DL?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/14/2011|
Westho pool party...likes his mouth on wet-suited peen.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/14/2011|
I don't care how he identifies sexually, all I know is everytime I've seen him on interviews. the look in his eyes and his manner tell me he's tasted cock.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/14/2011|
I only tasted cock when I had to do research for my role as a male prostitute in "Sonny".
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/14/2011|
If he's a huge hit at the Oscars, will that delay his coming out or speed it up?
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/14/2011|
Are you guy following James on Twitter? There is a picture that is kind of icky.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/21/2011|
James will be tweeting about the Oscars this week. It's so exciting, I may faint
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/22/2011|
James sleeping with-his cats!%0D %0D It's so exciting I may faint
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/23/2011|
Even if he isn't biologically gay, I think he should come out anyway. He's flirted with us, taken our culture and our representatives and in return, he belongs to us. He needs to come out, I don't give a fuck if he's straight or not. He belongs to our community now. Little boys shouldn't play with matches if they don't intend on getting burmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/23/2011|
R80 did you really just compare being gay to getting burned?
|by Anonymous||reply 81||02/23/2011|
This is even more exciting than James sleeping with his cats.%0D %0D James and Anne will be singing an dancing in a scene from "Grease".%0D %0D Just Watch. Im so excited that I'm fainting again.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/23/2011|
No, r81 , I think r80 was pointing out the hypocrisy of somebody who is such a closet case mining gay culture and history to further his own career, all the while playing "la la, it's the theory of sexuality that interests me."
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/23/2011|
Epitome of bi, right R1?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/23/2011|
Oh, god, it's the "Epitome of Bi" troll!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/23/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 86||02/23/2011|
You all are such dopes. Have you never met a cool smart straight guy in his 20s living in the USA in the past 5 years? ALL those guys are interested in Queer Theory and, like, oh, wow, "gender issues." It makes them feel cool to study that stuff. They're ALL drawn to it. And chicks dig them for it. And they've all kissed their best friend or their sister's boyfriend at a rave when they were 16. Some of you queens need to get out of the house more often! Put down the art deco phallus and dry the lube off your grubby fingers and go meet people who actually live in the world. "A guy who is interested in queer theory" is what "straight" means in 2011.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/23/2011|
The Grease clip is a 8 on the cuteness factor but I'm not wowed. If Travolta and ONJ show up in the scene, then I would be wowed.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||02/23/2011|
I knew he was a cat person
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/23/2011|
""A guy who is interested in queer theory" is what "straight" means in 2011."
Could you translate that into English please?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/23/2011|
R41 A higher proportion of bisexuals than in the general population?
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/23/2011|
At least he is not singing that horrible "remember me" monstacity.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||02/23/2011|
Hey, 41, if that's the list, how come no fat, ugly guys are on it? In Hollywood, only great looking guys are gay? How about Seth Rogen, Franco's "sidekick"? Why isn't he gay? Or the other Apatow guys? Jason Segel or that "sexy" Jonah Hill? Or how about that hot Danny MacBride? Franco's the only gay one? Or is he the only good lucking one who's not intimidated by gay roles and culture? Give me a break. I'm not saying he would turn down a guy, but talk about exclusionary. Why don't you put out a REAL list with guys that aren't just your fantasy?
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/23/2011|
[quote]he's in the generation and socio/economic and education-level category of kids who don't think that doing same-sex stuff in a flirty or stoned-at-a-frat-party-way means you're gay%0D %0D Which reminds me, I wish I had a dime for every time Mark Hoppus on his weekly talk show on Fuse commented on (or asked one of his male guests about) some other male musician being "dreamy."%0D
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/23/2011|
"Kids engage in all kinds of same-sex flirtation and activity these days, all the while thinking of themselves as basically straight."
I'm not sure if that's quite as common as you think. I would think that especially among straight guys that sort of behavior would be reprimanded.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/24/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 99||02/24/2011|
"Have you never met a cool smart straight guy in his 20s living in the USA in the past 5 years?"%0D %0D R87 are you crazy?!? 99.99% of the straight men in that age range are bloated and have bad hygiene. They are hardly the dynamos you describe.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||02/24/2011|
"Why don't you put out a REAL list with guys that aren't just your fantasy?"
Why don't you make a list of guys you want to be straight?
|by Anonymous||reply 101||02/24/2011|
Sorry, boys -- he likes pussy.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||02/24/2011|
"99.99% of the straight men in that age range are bloated and have bad hygiene."
What about the good-looking, well-groomed straight guys out there?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/24/2011|
Isn't he only into trade?
|by Anonymous||reply 104||02/24/2011|
That must be his kitties Sammy and Zelda. His place looks very messy. Also, bad posture for the neck.
My question. Who goes around snapping pics of him sleeping all the time?
|by Anonymous||reply 105||02/25/2011|
He and uber hot Canadian actor Xavier Dolan shared a hotel room in NYC last month.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||02/25/2011|
He's been uploading narcissistic poseur shots on twitter. Shame when somebody smashes your illusions.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||02/25/2011|
Oh, then it MUST be true, r9. %0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 108||02/25/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 109||02/25/2011|
He posted a pic of the porcelain throne.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||02/25/2011|
OMG R106. That is some dish. Tell us more!
Xavier Dolan isn't just an actor, he's also a writer-director who, at age 21, has already made two acclaimed films. His second, Heartbeats, opens in NYC today and is fantastic. It's about two hipster best friends, a male and a female, who fall in love with the same guy. It should be unbearably twee and pretentious, but it's a really stylish, fun movie. Dolan is a very talented kid -- and, yes, he's hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||02/25/2011|
Xavier is openly gay
|by Anonymous||reply 112||02/25/2011|
"My question. Who goes around snapping pics of him sleeping all the time?"
It's probably Vince J aka "V" his long-term bf and Business partner...They have an open relationship.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||02/25/2011|
"It's probably Vince J aka "V" his long-term bf and Business partner...They have an open relationship."
I'm open to believing that. It would make sense with other things about James.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||02/25/2011|
I heart how James uses the word "y'all" in the YouTube savannah interview.
He's so tweet.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||02/25/2011|
[quote]"Have you never met a cool smart straight guy in his 20s living in the USA in the past 5 years?"
And James Franco is not straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||02/25/2011|
Oh, r117, prove to me that he's had your dick in his mouth, repeatedly, when he wasn't drunk, and he knew your name.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||02/25/2011|
I never understood how someone who is as uninteresting and dull as James Franco can generate such interest among the gay community. What exactly is it that gets you guys going about him?
|by Anonymous||reply 119||02/25/2011|
I would think his girlfriend Ahna or his brother are taking the sleeping pictures.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||02/25/2011|
R119, James is always doing something interesting?
What are other male celebs doing that is better?
|by Anonymous||reply 121||02/25/2011|
His brother Dave pings more than James. Any one know if Dave is gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 122||02/25/2011|
He does a mean Cher imitation--just saying
|by Anonymous||reply 123||02/25/2011|
I eat shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||02/25/2011|
I think it's time for James to tell us about his cock.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||02/25/2011|
R80, that is the sweetest, most moving thing I've heard in a long time...
|by Anonymous||reply 126||02/25/2011|
R106, R109, but Nolan is only 21
|by Anonymous||reply 127||02/25/2011|
I meant Dolan
|by Anonymous||reply 128||02/25/2011|
r121, tell me please - what does he do that is so interesting? General Hospital?
|by Anonymous||reply 129||02/25/2011|
No, R129, a film called 127 hours for example, for which he's received an oscar nod.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||02/25/2011|
Is James on General Hospital right now?
|by Anonymous||reply 131||02/25/2011|
They should have Franco fuck Sonny Corinthos on GH.
Sonny's ploughed through every pussy in Port Charles, so it's time for some new frontiers. He has sexual issues which need exploration and I think Franco could initiate them with some fellatio.
Don't call me crazy. This is a man who shot his wife in the head as she birthed his son!!! .......
|by Anonymous||reply 132||02/25/2011|
r130, doesn't mean a damn thing. Lots of other people have Oscar nods. What EXACTLY is it that makes Franco so interesting? %0D %0D And, r132, the gay subtext played out between Franco and Steve Burton was obviously done on purpose. But as a GH watcher, I hated every minute Franco was onscreen because he did nothing to make the show ... interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||02/25/2011|
What's the big goddamned deal about James Franco, anyway?
Dude, I just say 127 HOURS. What the hell? Why make that movie? Here's the sum total of Franco's performance:
Aaarrrrrgghhh uhhhhhh gwaaaaggghh.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||02/26/2011|
R134 = Jake G., jealous that his career is on the way down
|by Anonymous||reply 135||02/26/2011|
I mean, seriously: Did you like 127 HOURS?
|by Anonymous||reply 136||02/26/2011|
It looks like somebody liked it, considering it's been nominated for an Oscar.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||02/26/2011|
r137, that's an answer? Duh, I guess I figured that someone must have liked his movie, or at least him in his movie, or he would not have been nominated.
Are you being deliberately hostile?
I just wondered if anybody here actually liked the film.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||02/26/2011|
I liked the movie but I didn't cry.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||02/26/2011|
R136, I loved it. I think it's brave and jazzy.%0D %0D Replying to other people on this thread: what makes Franco so important? It's his willingness to take risks, to learn, to do what he bloodywell wants to and not give a rat's arse what anyone thinks about him. Admirable
|by Anonymous||reply 140||02/27/2011|
I have no idea one way or another and I don't really care, but to those who ask how would coming out hurt him, here is a thought:
A closet gay man playing a straight man - happens all the time
An openly gay man playing a straight man - not all that successful except for NPH.
A straight man playing a straight man - yawn
A straight man playing gay characters, getting involved in gay causes, wearing drag with pride and a wink - That, my dear, is a cash cow.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||02/27/2011|
I guess the question is how much longer he can keep this routine up. Another year? Another 5 years? Eventually it will wear out.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||02/27/2011|
Anybody have a link to the Yale Daily News?%0D %0D See Franco's latest Twitter picture.%0D %0D Also, there is a telling video that he captured. They are all doing a rah rah before the Oscar show and uhm Franco gives a salute of a different kind.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||03/01/2011|
What is his deal?
|by Anonymous||reply 144||03/01/2011|
James has posted more of his paper bag artwork. Now there is a scrap with Anne's name and a scribble mark in the middle. Also more cat collages.
He's so exciting. He's the next Pollock.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||03/04/2011|
Who is the chickJames keeps filming? They are both being annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||03/05/2011|
[quote]and I'm certainly not one who needs "proof,"
Good, because that would be hard to rpovide on an anonymous gossip board.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||03/13/2011|
I have a [male] friend who made out with James Franco. He actually thinks he's straight, but may not know what he's talking about.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||03/13/2011|
Anyone else find it amusing that former DL troll David Ehrenstein is fond of repeating that Franco and George Clooney are absolutely straight and that if they were gay they'd definitely be out because they're cool like that? Then he'll get huffy over some unknown on Glee refusing to come out. It's weird.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||03/13/2011|
watched the younger Greg Wise in The Buccaneers recently on netflix and was struck at the physical similarity with James Franco, they both have an almost Eurasian look, besides being dreamy.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||03/14/2011|
[quote]An openly gay man playing a straight man - not all that successful except for NPH.
And that's because NPH was firmly ensconced in the role when he came out. He would have NEVER been cast in that role if he were out already.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||03/14/2011|
I get the distinct impression that Franco likes to see himself as an "enigma" and stokes the questions regarding his sexuality to add to his "mystery", which isn't very mysterious at all. That issue aside, it seems that he may have overplayed his hand in his "sociology of fame", as Gaga put it.
The Oscars backfired on him, IMO, and he seems to be retreating a bit. He was the only one not to show for the F&G reunion at the Paley Center, although he sent a video comment slamming Hathaway. I thought the absence was odd as he consistently works with Apatow and Rogen. Only Segel seems to make snide cracks about him at times. At the reunion, there was a comment about how Franco was "method" in a scene with Busy Phillips, Apatow commented on he was the only one to get an Oscar nom, and Segel made a crack that Franco was just better looking than them. Love Segel but sense a bit of jealousy there.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||03/14/2011|
"he sent a video comment slamming Hathaway"
What did he say?
|by Anonymous||reply 155||03/14/2011|
Franco has admitted that he was annoying and weird on the set of Freaks and Geeks.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||03/14/2011|
"I guess the question is how much longer he can keep this routine up. Another year? Another 5 years? Eventually it will wear out."%0D %0D Believe me. He has already reached that saturation point.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||03/14/2011|
He sent a video of him holding an IPAD with a picture of Anne H. on it and saying that they were in rehearsals for the Emmys and the NAACP Image Awards. Then he said to the IPAD, "do you have anything else to say, Anne" and he held it up to his face and made fake, whiny, girl voice and said "Love and Other Drugs is out on DVD". It was obviously a slam on her being a sellout or something.
The applause were deafening, so the first part was hard to hear but I think he told them all he loved them, etc. Besides Segel, he seems to have a nice thing going with Rogen and Apatow and Phillips said they talked through some wierd thing that happened on the set years ago. Segel definitely seems to have an issue with Franco but I love them both. Oh well, some people just don't get along.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||03/14/2011|
"It was obviously a slam on her being a sellout or something."
I don't get it.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||03/14/2011|
He was imitating her hawking her DVD. He was making fun of her with the fake voice and obvious interest in selling DVDs, not creating "art", like him. Note sarcasm on my part.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||03/14/2011|
Did some idiot say AGAIN, that a gay man could not play a straight man? Because if you did, I would really like to beat the shit out of your dumb ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||03/14/2011|
I think they meant a gay may was far less likely to be cast as a straight guy, not that they shouldn't be.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||03/15/2011|
To  sorry it's a late reply but the chick's name is Nina Ljeti a 20 year old NYU film student from Canada whom Franco has reportedly been with/dating/banging/using for over a year. At one time there was a huge discussion about her on a fansite where students from NYU were commenting about it. Supposedly he targets very young unknown girls (and maybe guys?) at the colleges he attends to take care of his 'needs' in addition to his own velvet hand. I think Vince handles the confidentiality contract issues with said young things. But he was also seen a few months back with a hot male model-looking guy, reportedly holding hands, canoodling in a union square coffee shop known to host lots of models. I think Franco just enjoys the buffet wherever he is.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||06/05/2011|
I've heard that Franco's a deeply closeted bisexual or gay man and addicted to drugs.
None of this is surprising.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||09/26/2011|
Ask him yourself: 818-300-6254
|by Anonymous||reply 166||05/15/2012|
Franco and the 'Spring Breakers'
James Franco, the serial student and studly movie star, showed up at the Toronto International Film Festival last week with his four young co-stars dressed to the nines, while Franco sported a leather jacket and a T-shirt. But it wasnât just any T-shirt.
While starlets Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Rachel Korine and Ashley Benson strutted around in form-fitting dresses of lace and leopard print by designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Franco proudly showed off a blue Warren Wilson College shirt. Some might say he was woefully underdressed. Others might say he was just mad repping the get-your-hands-in-the-dirt school out in Swannanoa.
Franco is a Warren Wilson student who has finished his master of fine arts degree in poetry and is currently working on his MFA in fiction. College spokesman Ben Anderson said âwe're glad anytime one of our alumni wears a Warren Wilson College T-shirt, regardless of how much attention it attracts.â
Franco and crew were drumming up press for âSpring Breakers,â a new flick out soon about a drug dealer who bails out four young women who land in jail after robbing a restaurant to pay for their spring get-away.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||09/13/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 168||11/14/2012|
James Franco created a character named James Franco. In order to make a rather uninteresting and unlikable character more compelling, he has deliberately kept us in the dark about his sexuality. He teases and hints and plays all kinds of games, knowing it gets far more attention than telling the truth.
It works, and as long as it does he's unlikely to change anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||11/14/2012|
Can this become the new Keanu is a mess thread since they are so similar.
Come on DL we need a Keanu thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||11/24/2012|
It's gotten old. He killed the mystic with that terrible Oscar-hosting gig. He's done.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||11/25/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 172||12/06/2012|
ames Franco: Serious image is 'draining'
James Franco thinks being serious is 'draining'.
The 34-year-old actor - who is also an accomplished author, artist and university lecturer - admits trying to impress the public is tiring and he has now decided to take on projects for himself, despite what others may think.
When asked who the real James Franco is, he replied: 'I don't think I'm one or the other. I love the academic world but I also like being silly. When a serious image becomes a part of your life, it was be draining.
'I guess it comes from wanting people to like you. I don't know [if I'm liked]. I've been involved in projects that people enjoyed, and I'm grateful. But now I feel free to do projects for more artistic reasons.'
One of his personal interests is gay culture, which he has explored through several film roles - including Gus Van Sant's 'Milk' - and his own experimental visions.
However, James insists he doesn't pick the parts deliberately and he instead tries to put across a bigger message which everyone can relate to.
Referring to his fascination with the society, he told Britain's Marie Claire magazine: 'In some cases it's accidental. I didn't do 'Milk' to play a gay character - it was a great film by my favourite film-maker.
'The equality message doesn't just apply to gay culture, it applies to everyone. I try to highlight dynamics, engaging with them in a way that helps people look at them differently.'
|by Anonymous||reply 173||04/06/2013|
I wouldn't be surprised if James' dick had been in Dave's mouth or boyhole at some point.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||04/06/2013|
r174, don't be so vile and perverted. Sick thought.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||04/06/2013|
You know it wouldn't surprise me...
|by Anonymous||reply 176||04/06/2013|
Do the Franco brothers have even more gayness than the Jonas do? Cause I think the only vaguely attractive Jonas is of course straight.
The eldest Franco is out, James is at least bisexual and I can't see the one who actually uses moisturiser, Dave being straight.
Speaking of incest, R174 is on to something. Joe totally dry humps his brother.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||04/06/2013|
Well that was interesting...however I don't think it comes out as incestuous. It's brotherly love.
Now the Franco brothers seem a bit more raunchy imo.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||04/06/2013|
Do we have a picture of r175? Yes, here it is:
|by Anonymous||reply 179||04/07/2013|
The eldest Franco is out, James is at least bisexual and I can't see the one who actually uses moisturiser, Dave being straight.
Which Franco are you talking about, r177?
[italic]James Franco is the eldest of three sons 2 younger brothers; Tom (Thomas)and David[/italic]
James was a loner in high school and teased by the popular girls who spread rumors of his alleged gayness. Dave, was popular with the girls, voted "best looking" and seems comfortably straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||04/07/2013|
The middle Franco brother, Tom, is actually straight and doesn't have to beard since he's not in showbiz. James and Dave are also publicly straight so the only debate is whether James is in the closet or not.
From Tom's bio:
[quote]In January 2010, Tom's life partner Julia Lazar joined the team, and has catapulted the art experience of Tom's adventures into the public eye through her live and social media abilities. She has also become a main collaborating artist with photography and curating live art events.
Tom's site linked
|by Anonymous||reply 181||04/07/2013|
He never sucked my cocks.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||04/07/2013|
Who even cares if James is bi or gay. He's really not even cute, he's ok looking at best.
Dave on the other hand, I'd love if he was gay(I know he's not...). Funny, good looking, and doesn't take himself too seriously. Plus he's pocket sized so you could carry him around in your purse while shopping.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||04/07/2013|
Dave has said he's straight.
James hasn't said he's straight but has said he's not gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||04/07/2013|
What r183 said, except carrying Dave around in a purse.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||04/07/2013|
CDAN BI. Though this could be anyone JF was one of the guesses.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||04/07/2013|
"James Franco" is not a "very unusual" name.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||04/07/2013|
James's review of The Place Beyond the Pines was embarrassing. The movie basically has three parts and James only talked about Ryan Gosling's part. He gave him a fucking tongue bath.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||04/07/2013|
R189 Who wouldn't give Ryan Gosling a tongue bath?
|by Anonymous||reply 190||04/07/2013|
He is obviously bisexual from statements that he has made. He's said why do people have to be one or the other. In other words he is neither gay or straight. Bingo. He's bisexual.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||04/07/2013|
R183 Completely agree-James is not great looking and average at best when he's cleaned up. Dave looks much better.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||04/07/2013|
James seems to be crushing hard on Ryan Gosling if his review of 'The Place Beyond the Pines' is any indication.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||04/07/2013|
This guy is really annoying. Did you see him on Charlie Rose? Couldn't stop rambling and seemed really off. He killed his chances of being a real movie star because he overexposed himself and lacks mystery.He is a exhibitionist constantly looking for attention. Just take a look at his interview with Charlie Rose. After 10 minutes you want to slap him.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||04/07/2013|
Gosling doesn't even have much screen time in Pines.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||04/07/2013|
Both are closeted homos.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||04/07/2013|
Check this to see if there's any evidence of him wanting to fuck Gosling.
All I know is that he was extra creepy here especially with that tache and was a real douche. He did get Ryan to laugh at Jesse Eisenberg, whose intelligence he's clearly jealous of.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||04/07/2013|
R193 "Burning for Gosling"
lol so now we know James' type...
|by Anonymous||reply 198||04/07/2013|
Franco is a hypocrite. Goes out of his way to support gay rights, but won't come out as gay or bi.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||04/07/2013|
Franco is the white male version of Jennifer Lopez.
Overexposed and slowly dismantling his own career out of jaded boredom. By the time he wakes up it'll be too late, just like the late Ms. Lopez.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||04/07/2013|
R200 that's a good comparison. They are both annoying and are jacks of all trades and masters of none. Oh, and both attention whores.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||04/07/2013|
In OZ, JF reminded me why I used to think he was very goodlooking, circa Spiderman era. He somehow got his looks back for OZ. Otherwise, he looks like he is not taking care of himsself.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||04/07/2013|
I can't stand Franco, but this made me laugh:
[quote]...The Drive Scorpion jacket; the Blue Valentine two-tone leather, I mean, come on giiiiiiirl; and here a red jacket, more nondescript than usual Gosling but still cool ...
LOL. James, if you want to fuck the guy just call him up and see if he's game.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||04/08/2013|
Haha that review was awesome. I hope Ryan read it.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||04/08/2013|
He probably has read it, I remember thinking he was gay back on Breaker High. I was a teen, and not remotely attracted to him. Now, Scott Vickaryous on the other hand...Yeah.
Anyway I wouldn't be surprised if they met up and fucked. Neither is really that attractive, both are totally overrated, perfect for each other.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||04/08/2013|
Ryan does it to me. James does not.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||04/08/2013|
The guy is a douche so I really hope he is straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||04/08/2013|
I don't buy that he's gay. Just don't. I don't have a horse in this race btw.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||04/08/2013|
What makes him a douche?
|by Anonymous||reply 209||04/08/2013|
I agree with R197 to a certain extent.He Does seem creepy in that video ,but I think he is trying to act like he is this deep intellectual actor.
BTW, his Brother is way hotter than him.Not the long haired brother with the blog, but his brother Dave Franco is hot!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 210||04/08/2013|
FRANco is straight. Nice try, guys!
|by Anonymous||reply 211||04/08/2013|
yeah, straight woman!
|by Anonymous||reply 212||04/08/2013|
He's not gay, he's just playing us. A lot of celebs do that. It's trendy.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||04/08/2013|
Go to Huffpost and read his review of Ryan Gosling's movie and think again.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||04/08/2013|
Fangurl R213, yes its very "trendy" to suck cock on DL. Always been, always will be. James just takes the glass closet to the new level!
|by Anonymous||reply 215||04/08/2013|
James Franco in and out of drag with his 'Spring Breakers' co-star and girlfriend(?) Ashley Benson making their own music video.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||04/08/2013|
He's gay. Privately identifies as bisexual but leans gay. A lot of men do it. You're just uninformed if you think he's straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||04/09/2013|
He'll come out when he writes his bio at age 65.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||04/09/2013|
He's a douche
|by Anonymous||reply 219||04/10/2013|
Naw, he is not gay. So much unsubstantiated wishing on this board.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||04/26/2013|
James Franco is getting an award from a bunch of love-stricken queens at the Miami Gay Film Festival.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||04/26/2013|
His sexual orientation is douche bag.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||04/26/2013|
Dave Franco likes nipple play.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||04/26/2013|
Dave is hot!
|by Anonymous||reply 224||04/27/2013|
R225 needs her meds!
|by Anonymous||reply 226||05/01/2013|
Nutjob r225 is right, unfortunately. Hetero is the default.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||05/01/2013|
R227, are you in the same hospital?
|by Anonymous||reply 228||05/01/2013|
Oz has made over $228 million in North America
|by Anonymous||reply 229||05/06/2013|
it is a hit for sure
|by Anonymous||reply 230||05/10/2013|
Oz will always be an awful movie no matter how much money it makes.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||05/10/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 232||05/10/2013|
If it had bombed, you would have blamed Franco.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||05/10/2013|
Yes, R233, we would have. Then you would have stamped your foot and put your fists on your hips and told us we were all just jealous.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||05/10/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 235||05/10/2013|
Did his massive star power make Spring Break a hit?
|by Anonymous||reply 236||05/14/2013|
James shows off his sexy soles in the latest issue of Complex magazine.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||05/14/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 238||05/14/2013|
His new film is getting raves.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||05/20/2013|
R57 I don't think that's true. Apparently, Vince has a baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||05/27/2013|
I wanna see "This is the End"
|by Anonymous||reply 241||06/03/2013|
Hey, it was his birthday yesterday! Happy birthday, James!
|by Anonymous||reply 242||06/14/2013|
[quote]Hey, it was his birthday yesterday! Happy birthday, James!
Do you know how to read? It' was his brother DAVE'S birthday.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||06/14/2013|
R242 James is an Aries. It means he can't have a June birthday!
Which reminds me who is compatible with James' zodiac sign?
|by Anonymous||reply 244||06/14/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 245||06/14/2013|
R245 and Leo. To a lesser extent, Aquarius and Gemini.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||06/14/2013|
Are there still any fangurls delusional enough to believe James Franco is 100% straight? Even James Franco doesn't believe it.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||06/14/2013|
r247 little brother Dave doesn't believe it either. Dave looks over his shoulder and sees him as he's fucking his ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||06/15/2013|
This is the End is a hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||06/17/2013|
Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:23 pm | Updated: 6:09 pm, Thu Jun 27, 2013.
Tim Clodfelter/Winston-Salem Journal
A casting call for a new James Franco movie has been canceled, and the future of the project is unclear.
“The plug has been pulled on ‘Garden of Last Days’ so there will be NO auditions on Sunday!” Phil Newsome, one of the owners of Altair Casting and Production Services LLC in Winston-Salem, said in an email message to the media on Thursday afternoon. He confirmed that the plug had been pulled on both the film and the auditions, but could provide no other details.
Altair was to hold an open casting call Sunday for the film, which was scheduled to be shot in the Winston-Salem area starting July 10.
Calls to an office associated with the film were not immediately returned.
Initial news reports on national movie industry sites had the film being shot in the New York City area before the casting call in Winston-Salem was announced. It is not clear whether the film has been canceled outright, is moving locations, is being delayed, or something else.
Franco was scheduled to direct the film and possibly co-star in it as well, with a cast including Emilia Clarke, one of the stars of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
Franco has been very busy lately. He stars in the apocalyptic comedy “This is the End,” which is now in theaters, and directed and stars in the movie “As I Lay Dying,” which made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival last month. He has several other films listed as being in postproduction or pre-production on the Internet Movie Database. And on Monday, Franco started a crowdsourcing campaign at Indiegogo.com to help raise money for three movies based on stories from “Palo Alto,” his 2011 collection of short stories.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||06/27/2013|
He seems like such a little demanding diva.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||06/27/2013|
He's going for the women and the gay men, as an audience that is. And that's a very big audience when it comes to male heartthrobs. Brilliant strategy.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||06/27/2013|
I don't know whether to commend him on striking while the iron is hot with his 1,001 films every year, or tell him to fucking calm down.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||06/27/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 254||07/07/2013|
James Franco is interesting. His looks are average in some ways, beautiful in other ways. He has a winning smile, that's for sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||08/29/2013|
Now Dave, on the other hand... woof...
|by Anonymous||reply 256||08/29/2013|
He cleans up well in those Gucci fragrance commercials. They must have made him bathe.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||08/29/2013|
For James Franco, having the honor of working for him in his latest film is greater than making any money.
The "127 Hours" star is directing a movie called "The Sound and the Fury" and his search for a female lead led to a casting call being sent out — one that offered low pay and said employment by Franco "in itself can be considered great currency.”
According to the call obtained by RadarOnline, the movie will be a feature film that will take 13 days to shoot and operate on a low Screen Actors Guild budget.
“[Franco] is a fantastic director and quite loyal to his actors!! This story is both deep and rich!” the casting call reportedly reads.
The role for the film — which is based on William Faulkner's novel — is for an African American woman between the ages of 45 and 60. The actress would play Dilsey, "one of the black servants of the Compson Family."
|by Anonymous||reply 258||08/29/2013|
In the past year, Franco has used the crowdfunding program Indiegogo to try to raise $500,000 to make three films based on his own short stories.
|by Anonymous||reply 259||08/29/2013|
I keep getting a stupid ad of someone punchung Franco.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||08/30/2013|
Cue Viola/M joke at r258
|by Anonymous||reply 261||08/30/2013|
oops? what? did I miss my cue?
I'm at the second act of The Trip to Bountiful and must have dosed off a bit. Viola looks quite old and tired in this. The poor dear.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||08/30/2013|
Franco plays with cultural theory and uses it like Matthew Barney does. Both uninterest me. Both are overrated. But I came across something Franco had written. He's not dumb and he has mastered culturespeak. So to answer your question, R2, it was in Cinema Studies I think.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||08/30/2013|
This thread is supposed to be about gay James Franco. I want FIRSTHAND accounts. Stay on topic, PLEASE.
Ugh. Once again now, more stories about how you know he fucks dudes.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||08/30/2013|
In case it needs clarification, I include queer theory in cultural theory. Franco has more than the former in his arse-nal so I thought I'd give him that.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||08/30/2013|
I think Franco did the film production course at NYU. I think he got a degree. (the only one of his many master's programs that he actually finished.)
|by Anonymous||reply 266||08/30/2013|
He's like the Mickey Rooney of the 21st century. He's always around doing something, but never doing anything great. The epitome of blah.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||08/30/2013|
“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.”
|by Anonymous||reply 268||09/01/2013|
Can't we send him to England? If we have to put up with Piers Morgan, let them take James Franco.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||09/03/2013|
He' a fucking tease. One of these days he's going to get it good. I think he has a very gay fetish. He's done it.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||11/14/2013|
cut off his penis, feed it to the donkeys!
|by Anonymous||reply 271||11/14/2013|
As someone who has hung out with co-workers of actors/actresses, I can say that James Franco gets really compulsive trying to get someone's (he likes) attention.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||11/14/2013|
Not sure if High or Shy, but i'd totally fuck him if given the chance.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||11/16/2013|
Ok, so no one has any gay stories.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||11/16/2013|
I think he is gay, just hiding in plain sight. A fucking tease as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||11/17/2013|
I know women he's bedded, no men. I think he plays on the gay for media attention and to start speculation about him. But I say straight. My question is why does he always look high on red carpets? Is he a big time pot head?
|by Anonymous||reply 276||11/17/2013|
He's definitely gay, even though I don't want someone like that on our team. Anyone who can't see it is blind. Wentworth Miller did a better job of hiding in the closet than him. Too many incidents and stories to discount.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||11/17/2013|
My personal observation of James is that he is really sexual but also really dysfunctional (he is a heavy drug user, and he goes in and out of dealing well with his increasing level of fame).
I don't buy the "I wish I was gay" line because he has experimented with anything and everything. I don't think he wants to self-identify with being gay, straight or even bisexual. He's an academic but needs an editor and 24-7 supervision, much like a child.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||11/17/2013|
I think he and Vince are "married/together" and have a child.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||11/17/2013|
Who is Vince?
|by Anonymous||reply 280||11/17/2013|
Vince Jolivette, Franco’s roommate and general right-hand man (he runs Franco’s production company and plays bit parts in many of his films), met Franco in acting class in 1996.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||11/17/2013|
I really don't get him.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||11/17/2013|
R278, what exactly did you observe (if you can possibly spill it without giving yourself away)? I understood James to be a recovering alcoholic (heard about him attending gay AA meetings, for what that's worth) but not a drug user, unless you count alcohol and Starbucks.
Douchey dilletante he may be, but he's without peers or precedent re: the homo obsession. It'd piss me off if he turned to in fact be straight; it'd tickle me if he truly was one of them queers.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||11/21/2013|
Vince has a baby daughter, but there is no picture indicating who the mother is or that he's in a relationship with the mother.
Vince's Facebook profile says that he is interested in women.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||11/22/2013|
Are you not counting marijuana or other party drugs as drugs? James has been looking really rundown lately ... completely unhealthy. He has HIV? Something is odd with him, beyond Redbulls and caffeine.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||11/22/2013|
Speaking as a bisexual here...I think James is a bisexual narcissist. I think he's mostly attracted to anyone who will flatter his ego.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||11/22/2013|
I bet he would be a lousy boyfriend. Could you imagine being with someone who did nothing but talk about themselves and "art" 24/7? How dull.
You never hear him talk about current events, charity work, politics, or anything that isn't about him or "art".
|by Anonymous||reply 287||12/10/2013|
James Franco is gay. And his family and friends know that. He is dating with Vince Jolivette. Even, they have a kid. He'll admit soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||12/17/2013|
He was amazing in Pineapple Express--kept in character (or himself?) of clueless, sweet stoner in an underrated film and performance. 'I hate lingerers', heh. Needed a lot of editing (subplots with cops, especially, and more with Amber Heard would have helped) but the bromance with Rogan and Danny McBride was improv genius.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||12/17/2013|
Vince is seven years older than James.
More acceptable for the sensitive souls at DL?
|by Anonymous||reply 290||12/17/2013|
James and Vince have sure been together a long tine. I remember back in '07 or '08, Vince came to visit my acting studio in Sherman Oaks. He was introduced as James Franco's "partner" and I wondered if they were partners in more ways than just filmmaking.
If they really are together, I wonder if they have an open relationship?
Who is the mother of Vince's daughter?
|by Anonymous||reply 291||12/17/2013|
[R291] "if they were partners in more ways than just filmmaking."
Why did you say that? They have flirted or another thing like that?
|by Anonymous||reply 292||12/18/2013|
It's what r288 said. Care to elaborate, r288?
|by Anonymous||reply 293||12/18/2013|
R287 It would be akin to dating Marc Kudisch.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||12/18/2013|
He's effing exhausting. I've never seen someone so obsessed with themselves and needing so much attention.
|by Anonymous||reply 295||12/18/2013|
They look like a married in this picture. Even they have a kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||12/25/2013|
R296 James looks like he hasn't showered in 2 weeks in that picture.
|by Anonymous||reply 297||12/25/2013|
James slept w a woman I know recently. R288 is delusional.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||12/25/2013|
What do you think about Henry Cavill and James Franco? Did they have sex or not? I think it could be.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||01/18/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 300||01/18/2014|
He is not gay. Perhaps, quasi-bi.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||01/18/2014|
[quote]James looks like he hasn't showered in 2 weeks in that picture.
My first thought when seeing the picture.
|by Anonymous||reply 303||01/18/2014|
Not gay, never was gay, never will be.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||01/18/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 305||01/18/2014|
why does he go out of his way to ruin his good looks?
|by Anonymous||reply 306||01/18/2014|
yes, r306, I also wonder why he does that.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||01/18/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 308||01/20/2014|
When Franco was reviewing movies for Huffpo, he attended the Superman premiere but said he couldn't approach Cavil for a comment because he probably dislikes him since he was an asshole to him when they shot a movie together back in the day. I'm assuming Franco was rude to Cavil who was nobody at the time. I don't think they had sex.
The Gyllenhaal rumor came from an insider, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||01/22/2014|
This is the Franco I prefer.
|by Anonymous||reply 310||01/22/2014|
[quote]This is the Franco I prefer.
I want to believe that Dave Franco and Zac Efron had a thing during the shoot of their movie.
To me Dave seems much more interesting than James although I can't deny that James is very charming, too. He was hilarious in 30 Rock with his body pillow lover few years back.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||01/22/2014|
I think that gender is not an important aspect of James Franco's choice of sex partners.
|by Anonymous||reply 312||01/22/2014|
Straight, straight, straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 313||01/22/2014|
Not, not, not.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||01/24/2014|
Just saw his movie Interior Leather Bar. It was not what I expected. It was 70% documentary, showing background filming, JF talking about why sex is taboo on film, choosing actors, etc. The 30% of actual recreation was lackluster viewing.
The actor portraying the Al Pacino character was kind of awful and ugly.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||01/26/2014|
Is James Franco naturally smooth or does he have laser light surgery?
|by Anonymous||reply 317||01/28/2014|
He's insane, but I can't help it.
I love him.
|by Anonymous||reply 318||01/28/2014|
I think that James is pan-sexual.
|by Anonymous||reply 319||01/29/2014|
There have been a few blind items about him, but nothing publicly proven.
|by Anonymous||reply 320||02/14/2014|
Has he started rehearsals yet for Of Mice and Men?
|by Anonymous||reply 321||02/14/2014|
He needs to present hole!
|by Anonymous||reply 322||02/14/2014|
[quote]To me Dave seems much more interesting than James
|by Anonymous||reply 323||02/14/2014|
Why do you hope he's gay, OP? You sound like a 13-year-old boy.
|by Anonymous||reply 324||02/14/2014|
The NY Times just posted an open letter that James wrote about Shia La Boeuf.
THE recent erratic behavior of Shia LaBeouf, the 27-year-old actor best known as the star of the “Transformers” movies, has sent the press into a feeding frenzy. Though the wisdom of some of his actions may seem questionable, as an actor and artist I’m inclined to take an empathetic view of his conduct.
Let’s review the facts. First, in December, Mr. LaBeouf was accused of plagiarism after critics noted similarities between “Howard Cantour.com,” a short film he created, and a story by the graphic novelist Daniel Clowes. Though Mr. LaBeouf apologized on Twitter, conceding that he had “neglected to follow proper accreditation,” it turned out that the apology itself appropriated someone else’s writing. Was that clever or pathological?
Then, earlier this month, with these actions focusing the tabloid gaze on him, he wore a paper bag over his head that read “I am not famous anymore” at the red-carpet premiere of his latest movie, “Nymphomaniac.” And last week he staged an art show called “#IAmSorry” that involved having him sit opposite visitors to a Los Angeles gallery while he wore a similar bag over his head and stared at them through cutout eye holes.
This behavior could be a sign of many things, from a nervous breakdown to mere youthful recklessness. For Mr. LaBeouf’s sake I hope it is nothing serious. Indeed I hope — and, yes, I know that this idea has pretentious or just plain ridiculous overtones — that his actions are intended as a piece of performance art, one in which a young man in a very public profession tries to reclaim his public persona.
Actors have been lashing out against their profession and its grip on their public images since at least Marlon Brando. Brando’s performances revolutionized American acting precisely because he didn’t seem to be “performing,” in the sense that he wasn’t putting something on as much as he was being. Off-screen he defied the studio system’s control over his image, allowing his weight to fluctuate, choosing roles that were considered beneath him and turning down the Oscar for best actor in 1973. These were acts of rebellion against an industry that practically forces an actor to identify with his persona while at the same time repeatedly wresting it from him.
At times I have felt the need to dissociate myself from my work and public image. In 2009, when I joined the soap opera “General Hospital” at the same time as I was working on films that would receive Oscar nominations and other critical acclaim, my decision was in part an effort to jar expectations of what a film actor does and to undermine the tacit — or not so tacit — hierarchy of entertainment.
As an actor, you are often in the uncomfortable position of being the most visible part of a project while having the least amount of say over its final form. In one of the most striking scenes in “I’m Still Here,” a 2010 film co-written by Joaquin Phoenix that purported to document his life as he retired from acting and became a hip-hop artist, Mr. Phoenix paced around his yard at night, ranting about the submissiveness of being an actor. Even if the conceit was ultimately a joke (and initially it wasn’t clear that it was, for Mr. Phoenix stayed in character in public throughout the filming), the movie was nonetheless earnest about an actor’s need to take back a little bit of power over his image by making such a film.
Any artist, regardless of his field, can experience distance between his true self and his public persona. But because film actors typically experience fame in greater measure, our personas can feel at the mercy of forces far beyond our control. Our rebellion against the hand that feeds us can instigate a frenzy of commentary that sets in motion a feedback loop: acting out, followed by negative publicity, followed by acting out in response to that publicity, followed by more publicity, and so on.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||02/20/2014|
Participating in this call and response is a kind of critique, a way to show up the media by allowing their oversize responses to essentially trivial actions to reveal the emptiness of their raison d’être. Believe me, this game of peek-a-boo can be very addictive.
Mr. LaBeouf has been acting since he was a child, and often an actor’s need to tear down the public creation that constrains him occurs during the transition from young man to adult. I think Mr. LaBeouf’s project, if it is a project, is a worthy one. I just hope that he is careful not to use up all the good will he has gained as an actor in order to show us that he is an artist.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||02/20/2014|
Maladies is another queer-themed movie he's done.
David Strathairn plays a queen, Catherin Keener plays a (drag) king.
I'm curious to see if his character has any queer tendencies.
|by Anonymous||reply 327||02/20/2014|
I'm glad he is supporting Shia but LaBeouf may have more serious personality problems.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||02/20/2014|
James is looking chunky. Needs to lay off the carbs.
|by Anonymous||reply 329||02/20/2014|
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|by Anonymous||reply 331||03/22/2014|
What's with him and Seth Rogen's fascination with Kim & Kanye? First the video spoof, and now they're spoofing the Vogue cover. It's getting kind of tiresome.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||03/22/2014|
HOLY SHIT! I just searched "Sean Cody" on Bing, and on the side, there was a snippet of the Wikipedia entry for SC with an image next to it...and the image is of James Franco. WTF?!
|by Anonymous||reply 333||04/25/2014|
^ Does anyone else get the same result on Bing?
|by Anonymous||reply 334||04/25/2014|
LOL now that is funny! :P
He needs to make a movie with the Sean Cody guys.
|by Anonymous||reply 335||04/25/2014|
He is so gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 336||05/15/2014|
He is spending a lot of time in Brooklyn...not sure who with.
|by Anonymous||reply 337||05/15/2014|
Is he dating with Klaus Biesenbach?
|by Anonymous||reply 338||05/16/2014|
Wasn't he meant to be Ted C's Crotch Uh Lastic?
|by Anonymous||reply 339||05/19/2014|
Hilarious Review of is new "poems::
[quote]James Franco's poems: hard to forgive James Franco's first collection of poetry includes an ode to Heath Ledger and a poem in the voice of Lindsay Lohan
[quote]North Korea recently condemned the actor James Franco's upcoming film, The Interview, as "an act of terrorism and war". Let's hope they don't find out about his poems. Franco's debut collection, Directing Herbert White, is being published by Faber (yes, really). It's the latest artistic hand grenade to be lobbed by the Hollywood renaissance man who, aside from starring in films such as Pineapple Express, 127 Hours and Spring Breakers, is the author of short stories, a novel and some questionable journalism; director of the short film Dicknose in Paris, in which he walked around the French capital with a prosthetic phallus attached to his face; and painter of nudes of his co-star Seth Rogen (plagiarised, apparently intentionally, from another artist). His semi-drag recreations of Cindy Sherman's photography led New York Times critic Roberta Smith to call him "embarrassingly clueless about art". Everything Franco says and does is wreathed in a protective thicket of irony and "persona": even his cameo in the US soap opera General Hospital was presented as an attempt to "disrupt" the audience's suspension of disbelief. If that sounds a bit studenty to you, he was also enrolled in four graduate study programmes at the time. Introducing a poetry reading during the Chicago Humanities Festival, Franco said that his work was "trying to say something in addition to what's on the surface". A morbid obsession with doomed celebrity is a running theme. Inevitably, more than one poem alludes to Heath Ledger. "Ledger" is the most explicit about it.....
|by Anonymous||reply 340||07/06/2014|
He has hamster hands like the gays.
|by Anonymous||reply 341||07/06/2014|
Straight as they come.
|by Anonymous||reply 342||07/06/2014|
Few years ago Jake moved to New York.
Are James Franco and Jake Gyllenhaal dating?
Alexa Mittman @alexa_mittman 21m And a guy who writes jokes for film scripts and claimed James Franco and Jake Gyllenhaal are dating...
|by Anonymous||reply 343||08/14/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 344||08/17/2014|
I think James Franco and Zachary Quinto would make a great and hot couple! They must date.
|by Anonymous||reply 345||09/23/2014|
james franco's new movie "good people" is insufferable. gay or nor, he needs to disappear for a little bit
|by Anonymous||reply 346||09/27/2014|
James Franco may be having sex with his roommate Scott Haze whose gender is irrelevant.
|by Anonymous||reply 347||11/09/2014|
He will come out of the closet soon, i hope.
|by Anonymous||reply 348||11/09/2014|
Why does he keep doing every other movie with Seth Rogen? His career is a total joke these days with all these stupid movies lately.
|by Anonymous||reply 349||11/09/2014|
He had so much promise....sigh
|by Anonymous||reply 350||11/16/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 351||12/06/2014|
He was really great the first time he hosted SNL when Pineapple Express (actually his best performance in a movie) was out.
But yeah, he really has become utterly egomaniacal, pretentious, and thoroughly uncool. I used to really care whether he was gay or not. Now I have practically zero interest in him.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||12/07/2014|
James Franco is like James Dean or Marlon Brando bi. He has had lots of homo sex but he is eccentric and will never let a label term come from his mouth. It will come out eventually of course just like James Dean. It's an opem secret
|by Anonymous||reply 353||12/07/2014|
R353, if you know more, you should share. Anonymously of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 354||12/07/2014|
I bet he's never had any sexual contact with a guy outside of acting. He just wants the pink dollars.
|by Anonymous||reply 355||12/07/2014|
Oh but he has. He may have stopped fucking guys now, but he sure was when he was in college here on the east coast.
|by Anonymous||reply 356||12/07/2014|
[R356] detail, please! you had a sex with him?
|by Anonymous||reply 357||12/20/2014|
Two film legends and an American guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 358||02/09/2015|
Creepy how he keeps hanging out with Courtney love. Two psycho attention whores.
|by Anonymous||reply 359||02/09/2015|
I can back up R356
I have no idea whom he's fucking now but when I studied at NYU, he attended there (among other schools) and many of us there were aware that he was fucking guys and girls.
He wasn't OTT obvious about it but it was talked about.
|by Anonymous||reply 360||02/09/2015|
Nice! Are there any more details? I've always said that this guy isn't 100% straight. Not sure what he is, but from what I've seen, he's simply not straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 361||03/03/2015|
He just looks like he has crabs. I'm sure someone he gave it to will end spilling on here.
|by Anonymous||reply 362||03/03/2015|
On a side-note (re:sexuality):
I watched an "American Masters" eposide about Alice Walker last night on PBS.
She spoke of her relationships with men and women (never knew she had a relationship with Tracy Chapman).
Anyway, she said very nonchalantly that she isn't straight, isn't gay, and isn't bisexual. She said that she is "curious" (not in the sense of being strange).
I think that James Franco falls into that category where his sexuality is concerned.
Just my own opinion.
|by Anonymous||reply 363||03/03/2015|
Is James a top or bottom if he's gay/bi?
|by Anonymous||reply 364||03/03/2015|
It's funny how James always plays the bottom/submissive role in the self-produced projects.
Subconsciously he must see himself as the submissive partner.
|by Anonymous||reply 365||03/03/2015|
He's a better cocksucker than you would ever give him credit for.
Uh yeah, "subconsciously."
|by Anonymous||reply 366||03/04/2015|
I don't believe he's gay, he'd absolutely love to be, and would have made a huge thing about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 367||03/04/2015|
Ive read Franco doesn't drink or do drugs, but he looks so bloated. He literally always looks drunk and like an alkie. Plus he looks like he smokes. Any info?
|by Anonymous||reply 368||03/15/2015|
He is so close to losing the last remnant of fuckability. The day after he reaches that point for good he will come out. And, knowing him as we do, it will be dramatic, original and a little stinky.
|by Anonymous||reply 369||03/16/2015|
Is James Franco, who devotes a striking amount of creative energy to gay-themed projects like Interior. Leather Bar and The Broken Tower and yet identifies as straight, gay-baiting or gay-engaged? Is he a hyperartistic closet case or just a really enthusiastic fan?
There's only one way to find out. In the March issue of Four Two Nine magazine, editor-in-chief Kevin Sessums convinced Franco to speak on the gay question in a novel and surprisingly effective way: The straight James Franco would interview the gay one.
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 370||03/17/2015|
So what is he saying here? Because he doesn't have penetrative sex with a guy he's not gay? Because I've got news for him...
|by Anonymous||reply 371||03/17/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 372||03/17/2015|
JF was quite good in "True Story." His and Jonah Hill's performances were very low octane but powerful.
|by Anonymous||reply 373||04/25/2015|
Sorry, R373, those two are way overexposed. I'll verify your claim in about ten years.
|by Anonymous||reply 374||04/25/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 375||04/26/2015|
I noticed he doesn't seem to work out. He briefly takes his shirt off in "True Story."
|by Anonymous||reply 376||04/26/2015|
True Story got slammed by the critics - it barely opened actually. How was the movie itself?
|by Anonymous||reply 377||04/26/2015|
I thought it was ok. It leaves a lot of questions, chiefly why did he do it? It seems the story is muddled.
|by Anonymous||reply 378||04/26/2015|