This week in “Things James Franco Does,” Four Two Nine magazine asked if “Gay James Franco” would interview “Straight James Franco.” The full piece isn’t online yet, but Slate published a pull quote from the interview, surmising that “gayness might be defined as something separate from homosexuality,” but also further proving our personal conspiracy theory that there are actual multiple James Francos. (How else could this guy do so many projects?)
Straight James: Let’s get substantial: are you fucking gay or what?
Gay James: 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.
Update: The full is now online. You can read the rest of his interview here.