“How is this still going on? How is Hollywood excluding us but stealing our narratives as well?Leguizamo posted.“No more appropriation Hollywood and streamers! Plus seriously difficult story to tell without aggrandizement which would b wrong! I don’t got a prob with Franco but he ain’t Latino!“
But not everyone feels that way including Castro’s daughter Alina Fernández, who told Deadline she supports Franco playing her father in “Alina of Cuba. “James Franco has an obvious physical resemblance with Fidel Castro, besides his skills and charisma,” she told the publication, “I find the selection of the cast amazing.”
As for Leguziamo all he had to do was look at Wikipedia to see that Franco’s father was of Portuguese (from Madeira) and Swedish ancestry, And while he is there John can look himself up and see that he has played drag queens, gay men. and a French midget in Moulin Rouge.
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant find what they believe to be an uncharted paradise. What the crew discover is a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
The film also stars Noomi Rapace, and Guy Pearce, returning in their roles from Prometheus, with newcomers Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir and James Franco.
Alien: Covenant is scheduled to be released on May 19, 2017.
Like a nightclub touted by Saturday Night Live’s Stefon, the new film King Cobra offers up a plethora of wild, unexpected delights. This Justin Kelly–directed movie has everything, including James Franco and Christian Slater as rival gay-porn moguls warring over the employment of Brent Corrigan (Garrett Clayton), the industry’s most promising new bottom. It also boasts Pretty Little Liarsstar Keegan Allen as Franco’s lover, who eagerly repeats the movie’s unforgettable rallying cry: “No little bitches!” If you happen to want cameos from the teen queens of the ’80s and ’90s, King Cobra has you covered there, too, since both Molly Ringwald and Alicia Silverstone pop in as concerned relatives struck dumb by the growing gay-porn scandal.
Looks intersting. But the actor playing Brent Corrigan is far too good-looking.
James Franco is in talks to star in Gus Van Stats upcoming biopic based on the life of gay activist turned ex-gay nutsy religious zealot wacko devotee, Michael Glatze.
Glatz who was at one time the was an award winning gay rights activist and editor of Young Gay America, Glatze found “God” and then claimed that his homosexuality came to him “because I was already weak”. He attributes his sexual “confusion” to the death of his father when he was 13, and his mother when he was 19. He was 14 when he decided he was gay, and 20 when he came out publicly.
In 2004, he launched YGA as a “virtuous counterpart” to adult-oriented gay magazines.
Glatze says he eventually drew his own conclusions about the movement he was leading, which he now says was “a movement of sin and corruption”. He left YGA magazine with the parting words “Homosexuality is death, and I choose life,” left on his computer screen for his colleagues to see. He says that coming out from under the influence of the “homosexual mindset was the most liberating, beautiful and astonishing thing I’ve ever experienced in my entire life.”
The reformed Glatze leaves us under no illusions about his current position on homosexuality:
Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) is on board to produce the $3.5 million movie with shooting scheduled to begin in New York this July, reports the New York Post.
“Abnormal means “that which hurts us, hurts normal.” Homosexuality takes us out of our normal state, of being perfectly united in all things, and divides us, causing us to forever pine for an outside physical object that we can never possess. Homosexual people – like all people – yearn for the mythical true love, which does actually exist. The problem with homosexuality is that true love only comes when we have nothing preventing us from letting it shine forth from within. We cannot fully be ourselves when our minds are trapped in a cycle and group-mentality of sanctioned, protected and celebrated lust.”
“I was repulsive for quite some time; I am still dealing with all of my guilt. … Now I know that homosexuality is lust and pornography wrapped into one. I’ll never let anybody try to convince me otherwise, no matter how slick their tongues or how sad their story. I have seen it. I know the truth”
Why Van Stat picked this particular self-loathing ex-gay racist douchebag to make a movie about is unknown.
The original Friars Club Roasts began in 1950 and were first televised in the late 1960s, The roasts themselves were a testimony to the talent of a certain guest by a jury of his entertainment peers taking their comedic barbs at a guest of honor.
Last night Comedy Central presented and taped the roast of James Franco and yes you guessed it, the gay jokes flew through the room like a twinkie at a 50 percent off Abercrombie and Fitch sale.
The only problem is that most of them just weren’t funny.
Here are just a few.
Jonah Hill: “He’s like our generation’s Johnny Depp, if Johnny Depp was a worse actor who blew guys.”
Jeff Ross (on the missed opportunity with Milk and 127 Hours): “[They should’ve been] one epic movie where you get your dick stuck in Sean Penn’s asshole for five days.”
Seth Rogen:”Every guy wants to be him and he wants to be in every guy.”
Andy Samberg: “James Franco has force fed me so much dick, you could make foie gras out of my liver.”
The few respites from the “gay attack jokes came in the form of Sarah Silverman who of all people and Aziz Ansari who took a gentler approach at Franco and zinged back at the other roasters.
Sarah Silverman: “I don’t think James is gay or straight. It’s just that he literally can’t open his eyes enough to see who he’s fucking.”
Sarah Silverman: “Jonah actually gained 50 pounds for his role in the new Martin Scorsese film because the producers wanted the character to be a Jonah Hill type. But seriously you’ve had such a body transformation in the past couple of years. You have come a long way from just being Sonny and Cher’s daughter.”
Aziz Ansari: “So many gay jokes tonight about Franco. Apparently if you’re clean, well dressed and mildly cultured, you’re super gay now. Is that why the rest of you guys are so aggressively fat and dirty? You think if you read one book and take a shower, dicks are going to just fly into your face?
”Crass, unfunny and offensive? Well that is for you to decide. But the bad gay jokes aren’t really all that surprising since they are from these self-styled comedians and hactors who are also not funny. Seth Rogen? Jonah Hill? Jeff Ross? Pleeeease.
But no matter what they say we love our James Franco. Now if he’d just call us and come over to make some foie gras.
*The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco when airs September 2 at 10 pm on Comedy Central.
James Franco has stated that three advertisers to drop him from their campaigns due to his involvement in gay themed movies.
“I’ve lost three kind of advertising campaigns now because the companies say they don’t like my image, but I know that it’s directly related to the films that I put out at Sundance,” Franco said last night during the South By Southwest red carpet premiere of Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers.
Franco was referring to Kink, an often erect documentary-style film about BDSM porn actors and Interior. Leather Bar, a fictional recreation of footage censored from the gay 1980 thriller Cruising. Franco produced Kink and co-directed Interior. Leather Bar.
He also played Hugh Hefner in a third Sundance film called Lovelace, a narrative re-telling of porn actress Linda Lovelace’s exit from triple-X scene.
Franco did not name the three companies that dropped him from their ad campaigns, he did cite it as proof of pervasive homophobia in mainstream American media. He also commented that he tends to help support gay film projects that he believes in and that might not get made without his help
Watch James Franco’s exclusive interview with Daniel Villarreal of GayNet below. (Starts at the 30 second mark)
It’s no secret that I have a thing for the weirdly styled and even more odd mannerisms of hipsters. So I always try to post about them in all their odd quirky ways whenever possible. And James Franco is definitely a hipster. No doubt about that. But there have been rumors surrounding the actor for years as the result of his outspokenly affinity to take on roles depicting a character as gay. In Franco’s latest series of interviews, he addresses why he feels like he’s to blame for these rumors as well as why he feels some actors stay in the closet:
“One of the things that’s very much part of my public image is the question of my sexuality. It’s not something that bothers me in the slightest. It hasn’t gone away and I get asked about it from all sides. It’s partly my doing and partly not my doing.”
”I think that the people I have known who are performers who haven’t publicly come out didn’t because they’re afraid it’ll hurt their careers. And they’re afraid they won’t be able to play straight roles anymore. If there’s somebody that was well respected and very secure with their career, I could see it happening in a very positive way.”
It’s funny because the way that kind of stuff is talked about on blogs is so black-and-white. It’s all cut-and-dry identity politics. ‘Is he straight or is he gay?’ Or, ‘This is your third gay movie — come out already!’ And all based on, gay or straight, based on the idea that your object of affection decides your sexuality.”
Or this one where instead of quieting rumors, he only made them increase;
“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.”
As always, he nor anyone else has to define what their sexuality is to anyone but themselves. I think that’s the point of what his hipster mind is saying. And I crave the day that it’ll be that way for everyone.
Known to be off the cuff and even what some called brazen, actor James Franco has never been one to be short on details about anything. Ever. And today is not different as he goes in depth about his innate talent to shove things down his throat without puking…I have no idea why that may interest some gay men. I’m kidding naturally. Here’s more from HuffPost
He also spoke to Details about his character in the film, Alien, saying, “Alien and that film are having their cake and eating it. Engaging with pop culture, but also going deeper. Alien is what happens if we get all our wishes: unrestrained consumerism, ego, id, sex …”
Despite his eccentricities and what some call questionable approach I appreciate an actor that does not feel inhibited by gay culture, gay characterization or gay anything. In fact he seems completely at ease with it. As it should be. Is it bad that I want to see him do this? No shame (okay maybe a little and that makes this whole thing that more tantalizing)
The 1980 film Cruising, starring Al Pacino as an undercover cop investigating a murder in the New York City gay, leather, bar scene, was plagued with controversy, and protests by the gay community.
Director William Fredkin cut over 40 minutes of sexually explicit material to deliver an “R” rated movie and to appease the Motion Picture Association of America.
Those 40 minutes have never been screened publicly.
Franco and Travis Mathews set out to reimagine what might have transpired in those lost scenes in this intriguing film about the making of a film and actor Val Lauren re-creates the Al Pacino role.
Val is repeatedly forced to negotiate his boundaries during scenes on and “off camera,” as unsimulated gay sex happens around him. The film itself is constructed as a play with boundaries remaining queer in subject and form. As much a film about filmmaking as it is about an exploration of sexual and creative freedom, and defies easy categorization.
“Interior. Leather Bar.” opens at The Sundance Film Festival this week.
Pretty hot pic he’s got going there right? RIGHT?! This is the younger brother of actor James Framco, Dave. He’s an up and coming star that you may recognize from his usual role of playing the bully in movies like Fright Night (2011) but he is nothing like the characters he portrays. In fact, like his big brother James, he is an LGBT advocate and does not shy away from roles in which he has to portray a gay man. Why? Because he says he’s tired of the stigma surrounding them:
“I know a huge audience is going to think that I am gay,. I’m just trying to blur the lines, I guess. I’m not consciously trying to do that, but it’s not something I think about. Like with my friends who are gay, it’s not like that’s the first thing I associate with them. They’re just another friend, and they just happen to like guys.”
“I don’t know why a lot of what we create deals with that subject matter, I get asked that all the time, and I’m not consciously thinking to myself, ‘I’m gonna make these sexually explicit gay videos.’ It just comes through us for some reason.”
“At this point, I’m so happy that anyone is even aware of me or is a fan of me … From just what I’ve heard and what I’ve observed, the gay community, when they revolve toward someone or something or a movie, they come full force and they tell everyone about it.”