James Franco was bullied for being gay

James Franco was bullied for being gay

James Franco tells MTV that he was bullied in high school for being gay, even though he’s not really gay, but if you want to bully him for being gay, that’s completely cool with him. Wait, what? Via Us Weekly:

In an interview with MTV about his new movie, “Interior. Leather Bar,” a documentary he directed about sexual and creative freedom that features gay sex scenes, the actor – who has played gay characters in “Milk” and “Howl” – was asked his thoughts regarding the constant speculation about whether or not he himself is gay, and he said it was nothing new.

“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,” Franco, 34, recalled. “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 … It wasn’t something that frightened me, like if people think that, it’s fine. I really don’t care.”

Well, la dee dah, James Franco might be playing for the other team. I noticed his slightly fruity ways way back when he was on Freaks and Geeks. Remember when he threw a grenade at Spider-Man in Spider-Man 3? Sure, there are plenty of straight guys that throw with a limp wrist, but most straight guys (except for possibly Rodger Clemens) don’t say “you hoo!” with a pointed toe cocked back like Tinkerbell while in the motion. No biggie, if Jodie Foster can come out in a rambling, incoherent mess of a speech, then surely James can stick a toe in the queer ocean before plunging in.

January 25, 2013 - 10:30 am