James Franco to Make ‘Homo-Sex-Art-Film’

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Actor James Franco attends the 2nd Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala at The Museum of Modern Art on June 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images) Photo: Jemal Countess/2011 Getty Images

Noted homophile James Franco is collaborating on a new short film involving gay sex. It must be a weekday! This latest news comes from filmmaker Travis Mathews, whose scruffy, sexy Outfest indie I Want Your Love features totally unsimulated coitus. "Last week I got an email from James Franco's agent asking if I'd be interested in collaborating with him on a homo-sex-art-film," wrote Mathews on his website. "A day later we were on the phone and a week later we're in pre-production!" Will the new piece, which will "play in a show in NYC" this September, feature more nude basketball players? "I can tell you that it's going to ruffle some feathers," says Matthews. Stay tuned!