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James Franco: "You Know What, Maybe I’m Just Gay." OMG There Might Be Hope!

Back in October via The Advocate James Franco broke my heart when he he claimed that he wasn’t gay. (He also claimed that he didn’t smoke pot so maybe that was a tip off that something might be wrong with the article)

But today James has made me a happy man and given me hope once more with his recent interview in Entertainment Weekly.

“There are lots of other reasons to be interested in gay characters than wanting myself to go out and have sex with guys. And there are also lots of other aspects about these characters that I’m interested in, in addition to their sexuality. So, in some ways it’s coincidental, in other ways it’s not. I mean, I’ve played a gay man who’s living in the ’60s and ’70s, a gay man who we depicted in the ‘50s, and one being in the ‘20s. And those were all periods when to be gay, at least being gay in public, was much more difficult. Part of what I’m interested in is how these people who were living anti-normative lifestyles contended with opposition. Or, you know what, maybe I’m just gay.”

Beat still my Francophile heart. 

I’m waiting Jimmy.  You’ll know me by the copy of Anna Karenina I am carrying and the doobie behind my ear.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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