“Maybe I’m just gay.”

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id=”attachment_585″ “Maybe I’m just gay.” We’ll take it.

James Franco sure knows how to keep raising gay blog eyebrows (and more). The 127 Hours actor recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly and dished on his gay icon status, and why he enjoys going gay for pay in Hollywood.

He tells EW, “There are lots of other reasons to be interested in gay characters than wanting myself to go out and have sex with guys. And there are also lots of other aspects about these characters that I’m interested in, in addition to their sexuality. So, in some ways it’s coincidental, in other ways it’s not. I mean, I’ve played a gay man who’s living in the ’60s and ’70s, a gay man who we depicted in the ‘50s, and one being in the ‘20s. And those were all periods when to be gay, at least being gay in public, was much more difficult. Part of what I’m interested in is how these people who were living anti-normative lifestyles contended with opposition. Or, you know what, maybe I’m just gay.”

The actor has been dating actress Ahna O’Reilly for a number of years, but we won’t get into that right now. Let’s just let Franco’s words speak for themselves.

Are you a fan of Franco?

  • chris

    My wife (your sister) has such a thing for James Franco…seems he is loved by all

  • branni

    Too cute for words. Gotta love Franco 😉

  • Good plan!

  • Buddy Englett

    I’ll take that as “bi-curious” and send him my number.

  • Anonymous

    Ya never know, hunh? lol

  • He’s one I wouldn’t mind claiming for our side. But he looks hideous doing Marilyn drag!

  • That’s what I call queer activism!!! Olé!

  • ShowMeGuy

    Bring it on, James. We will welcome you with open arms.

  • DesertSun59

    James has always gravitated to controversial roles.  He’s one of the most original and refreshing actors because of that.

  • Feisty

    I’m pretty sure Neil Patrick Harris isn’t a closeted, straight misogynist just because he plays one on TV.

    I think Franco is just a secure person who is comfortable with himself and who he is.

  • i dont care about his sexuality, the man is a terrific actor. it’s very nice that he is challenging the “status quo” mentality regarding sexuality. i’m known in certain circles for doing the same. i think he’s saying that we should be open to accepting the sides of us that are difficult to understand on our own. to me, sexuality is about experiencing sexual pleasure in any way we might be curious to try. certainly no reason why one should limit ones sexual tastes, if you possess an open mind…

  • Patrick

    I love James Franco and his acting is wonderful too! It doesn’t matter to me if he is gay or straight or bisexual….he seems like a really great guy!

  • Zach

    i think its rare to have a gay celebrity as dashing and artistic and intelligent as he