In the latest issue of Four Two Nine magazine, editor-in-chief Kevin Sessums talked James Franco into talking about the never-ending “gay question” in a fun way: The straight James Franco would interview the gay one. Here’s one of the exchanges:
Straight James: “Let’s get substantial: are you fucking gay or what?”
Gay Franco: “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.
I guess I mean that I like my queer public persona. I like that it’s so hard to define me and that people always have to guess about me. They don’t know what the hell is up with me, and that’s great. Not that I do what I do to confuse people, but as long as they are confused, I get time to play.”
Hmmm, intrigued? There’s more in the “conceptual” issue out now. Pick up a copy to read the rest, it’s a good issue – and don’t miss the Franco on Franco make-out session at the end. (via Slate)