James Franco could give a rat’s ass if you think he’s gay or not. After pulling in 5.2 million viewers for his Comedy Central Roast, he’s laughing all the way to the bank, movie set, university, film school, soap opera set, or wherever the hell he happens to be at this very moment!
While all the so-called “comedians” at his roast ripped him apart with one gay joke after another, supplemented by footage of James’ not-so-straight up film roles, Franco sat smugly in his seat as if to say, “Bring it on, this will only make me even more famous!”And it has! Right after the roast, James Franco’s public visibility went up 200%, particularly on Twitter, during and after the event. In an unprecedented move, Comedy Central made the roast a multi-media event, using Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and its own website cc.com, to allow fans a more interactive feel of the event and to put their opinions about James right where it hurt, out on social media for everyone to see.
But as usual, Franco was game for anything. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Franco discussed his art, his life and his sexuality:
“I was like, ‘Great! Bring on the gay jokes!’ because these aren’t insults at all. I don’t even care if people think I’m gay, so it was like, ‘Awesome!’ I mean, I wish I was. … I wish I was gay.”
Why not just come out, if that is indeed his sexual orientation? Because James Franco is a genius, that’s why! He knows that if he comes out with his sexuality in a statement, the roles he gets offered will change drastically. And then, never again will we be able to watch classics like his portrayal of Alan Ginsberg in “Howl” or Scott Smith in “Milk“.
There’s also the movies we wish we’d seen, like, “Interior. Leather Bar” a movie Franco described as a “homo-sex-art” film. Or the guilty pleasure that is “Spring Breakers“, when Franco expertly performed fellatio on a gun. There’s also a big grassroots buzz to nominate him for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for “Breakers”. But hey, he wouldn’t be the first guy to suck and win!
Said James of “Breakers“, ”Guess I’m a natural,” he said. “It was my first time.” After he was reminded of his role in “BrokenTower,” (where he also performed the aforementioned act) the actor responded, “Oh sh-t, you’re right! It wasn’t my first time.”