James Franco Admits He Was Teased for Being Gay in High School â€¦ Even Though Heâ€™s Straight
James Franco has always marched to the beat of his own drum â€¦ even back in high school.
In an interview with MTV about his new movie, â€śInterior. Leather Bar,â€ť a documentary he directed about sexual and creative freedom that features gay sex scenes, the actor â€“ who has played gay characters in â€śMilkâ€ť and â€śHowlâ€ť â€“ was asked his thoughts regarding the constant speculation about whether or not he himself is gay, and he said it was nothing new.
â€śIn 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,â€ť Franco, 34, recalled. â€śAnd they even made up a little dance they would do in the girlâ€™s locker room about me being gay. I still donâ€™t know what the dance was â€¦ It wasnâ€™t something that frightened me, like if people think that, itâ€™s fine. I really donâ€™t care.â€ť
But what Franco did really get riled up about was a 2008 New York Post blind item about a closeted actor â€“ widely reported to be him â€“ who had beat and raped his boyfriend. â€śGawker picked that up and did this 'Gay Rapist' story that was so f***ng offensive because I have friends who have been raped,â€ť he told Playboy in 2011.
Franco, who had five-year-relationships with Marla Sokoloff and Ahna O'Reilly, is now reportedly dating his "Spring Breakers" co-star, Ashley Benson.
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