[Movies] James Franco Says He Doesn't Care That People Accuse Him of Being Gay
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.23.2013
Franco really doesn't care what people think...
MTV spoke with actor James Franco who talked about how being bullied and high school and people calling him gay.
Regarding his high school experiences, Franco stated: "In high school these girls got mad at me and so they spread this rumor that I was having a gay relationship with one of my closest friends,. And they even made up a little dance they would do in the girl's locker room about me being gay. I still don't know what the dance was."
He added, "It wasn't like it was anything new. And in fact, it wasn't something that frightened me, like if people think that, it's fine. I really don't care."
Franco also spoke about the sexual content for the new movies he is promoting, Kink, Interior. Leather Bar., and also Lovelace where he plays Playboy founder Hugh Hefner: "It's hard to put certain kinds of sex in film. Now, I could sort of understand that if it wasn't so easy to put other kinds of things in film, like violence. Obviously, there's some weird standard here that is just illogical. Sex and sexuality are such big parts of our lives — the ways that we define ourselves, the ways that we interact with each other," he added. "Everyone thinks about it. Everyone knows about it. Even if you insist on living an incredibly chaste life and you're chaste in your thoughts, that's a conscious and concerted effort to keep sex from your thoughts. So you're still engaging with sex even if it's in a negative capacity. ... It's a huge part of our lives. It's part of being human."