Is James Franco gay? Finally, the truth!

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James Franco is one of those actors who is constantly plagued with the is-he-or-isn’t-he gay rumors. And why wouldn’t he be? He’s played gay men – and directed movies about gay men. But no, he’s not gay. In fact, he’s had the same girlfriend (actress Ahna O’Reilly) for five years!

He opened up to The Advocate about his sexuality:

In addition to the two gay-themed poems he adapted for student films (Frank Bidart’s “Herbert White” being the other), Franco portrayed a 17-year-old swimmer dating an older man in the gay indie film Blind Spot and Harvey Milk’s lover in Milk. He also French-kissed Will Forte on Saturday Night Live, took a queer studies course at NYU, and created performance art pieces about gender and sexual confusion. And then there’s Franco’s first solo art show this past summer in New York City; it featured video monologues with lines like “We’re all gender-f**ked—we’re all something in between, floating like angels.”

And now, just in case Franco hasn’t confounded us enough (and blown the lid off the conventional thinking about how many gay projects an A-list actor can tackle without  imploding), he’s taking on arguably his most challenging role yet: iconic gay poet Allen Ginsberg, a man who discovered within himself “mountains of homosexuality.”

“If you were gay or bisexual, would you tell me?” I ask him. “Are we at a point where someone like yourself could matter-of-factly come out without the world stopping for a day or two?”

He smiles and glances out the window. One of the college students shuffles closer. “Sure, I’d tell you if I was,” he says. “I guess the reason I wouldn’t is because I’d be worried that it would hurt my career. I suppose that’s the reason one wouldn’t do that, right? But no, that wouldn’t be something that would deter me. I’m going to do projects that I want to do. Everyone thinks I’m a stoner, and some people think I’m gay because I’ve played these gay roles. That’s what people think, but it’s not true. I don’t smoke pot. I’m not gay. But on another level, there’s something in me that is able to play roles like that in a way that’s convincing.”

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Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at 12:12pm
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September 10th, 2010 at 4:31 am

Why should him being gay or not matter? What is the big friggen deal? It will not affect his work either way.

December 9th, 2010 at 10:17 am

I want to fcuk Franco. Give him 5 minutes with me, he will love my 12 inch Mr. Happy. 🙂

January 9th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Please this guy has closeted gay or bisexual man written ALL over him.

January 13th, 2011 at 5:45 am

i loveee Franco!!!!!!!
it doesnt matter if his gay or not his still sexxxy girls his mine back off!!!!

January 13th, 2011 at 7:32 am

Me too Franco!

February 17th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Who really cares if he is gay, bi, or ??? Seriously… If you do I have one thing to say… GET A FEUCKIN LIFE!! Idiots.. If you dont care one way or the other.. Im glad there are more NORMAL people than the idiots who spend time buying Enquire Mags, etc.

March 29th, 2011 at 9:34 am

james franco is a very good actor
with huge talent

April 24th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

As usual, a few morons come up with the usual “who cares” when the gay question is asked, this time of James Franco. Fans care, women who fancy him care, gays care. There is nothing wrong with taking an interest in someone, especially if you’ve liked any of their work – it doesn’t make you a homophobe.

May 2nd, 2011 at 5:30 pm

James Franco is a sexy beast!!! he’s the hottest thing since ever and who gives a shit if he’s gay, he’ll still be sexy!!!! <3 even if he IS gay, he'll still be making movies, hell still be sexy beast and he'll be my future husband…. did i say he was sexy??? sexy sexy sexy beast!!!!! <3

May 4th, 2011 at 10:02 am

i hope not, but either way he is a sweetheart and so sexy, i have a huge crush on him oh lawd i hope his atleast bi and not gay, so i can have a shoot:)

May 4th, 2011 at 10:03 am


June 1st, 2011 at 3:59 pm

he isnt!!!! he’s straight!!!! dont tear a person down or anyone because of their sexuality cos its totally none of our business. i love James Franco for what he is and nothing could change that!!!! he’s a great actor.

July 6th, 2011 at 2:38 am

I LOVE James. Actually he’s probably one of the most beautiful men on the planet. However,I don’t think he’s gay but even if he were he would still be sexy sexy to me!

July 22nd, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I don’t think he’s gay.. but I sure do wish he was 😉 !!!

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November 22nd, 2011 at 3:30 am

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February 18th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

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August 2nd, 2012 at 9:31 am

Those of us happy and comfortable with ourselves and our sexuality find it unecessiary to label or explain it. I assume Mr. Franco is rather like me. What we are is what we are.

August 23rd, 2012 at 4:29 pm

He’s actually pansexual. a man to make it all happen. he’s happy with himself and learns how happy he can find himself in a gay way(Even though he is not) he like to experience anything even to experience what can be annoying (is James Franco gay?) I find that annoying. Because, my parents ask me that too. so let him be…

December 29th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I am a Lesbian in a 20 year long relationship…my bride and I would be happy to show Mr.Franco off as our Celebrity crush whether he is gay or not…p.s.yes it is true,gays have gaydar and every celebriry I have thought was cute has turned out to be gay…so James,either get uncute or come on OUT and play with the fun crowd..

July 18th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

@DorothyMantooth EEEEEEEEWWWWWWWW. I am anti-hot tub ever since I went underwater in one in Connecticut when I was ten and got the most severe ear infection of my LIFE. I then had to fly home to Texas two days later, viciously ill, and the incipient pain magnified by the changes in altitude was so heinous I vomited three times on the flight. Even as a wee, I had a pretty steely stomach, and I’ve never before or since thrown up from sheer pain. It was like having an ice pick repeatedly stabbed through my skull for hours.

September 2nd, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Fuck all of you fags

December 17th, 2014 at 11:41 am

Re James Franco. Who cares or who should care?

January 10th, 2015 at 8:51 am


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