I kinda tend to spend long stretches of time forgetting that James Franco even exists, and I can honestly say I’ve never spent more than, say, 15 seconds at a time ever thinking about his sexuality. I always kinda assumed he had a bit of a “queer essence” if you will (and I’m as gay as the day is long, so I know it when I see it), but it’s not something I ever felt the need to navel gaze about. Some people have, apparently, which is why it was such a “shock” when James revealed this week that he’s “a little bit gay”.
In an interview with New York Magazine, he was quizzed once again about his complicated sexuality, and here’s what he had to say about it:
“There is a bit of overfocusing on my sexuality, both by the straight press and the gay press, and so the first question is why do they care? Well, because I’m a celebrity, so I guess they care who I’m having sex with. But if your definition of gay and straight is who I sleep with, then I guess you could say I’m a gay c—k tease. It’s where my allegiance lies, where my sensibilities lie, how I define myself. Yeah, I’m a little gay, and there’s a gay James.”
To be honest, I’m a little bored with the whole “Is James Franco gay or what?” discussion, because seriously, who cares? Who he does or doesn’t sleep with really means nothing to anyone, unless you’re one of his partners, so why does it matter?