Justin Kelly and James Franco has reunited again for a gay movie after I am Michael. This time they worked together on King Cobra, a gay drama exploring real facts from gay porn industry.
James Franco made numerous statements about his sexuality, declaring that he is gay in his art and straight in real life.
“Well, I like to think that I’m gay in my art and straight in my life. Although, I’m also a gay in my life up to the point of intercourse, and then you could say I’m straight… If it means whom you have sex with, I guess I’m straight.”
He explored the subject deeply, saying that he was “a little bit gay” and a “gay cock tease.”
So he attracted accusations of “gay-baiting” to enlarge the number of his fans.
Justin Kelly saw the whole thing in a totally different way. “For an actor of his caliber to say that he picks roles based on character and story, and sexuality is secondary, is a good thing. It’s wildly progressive,’ he said.
“The whole point of what I feel like the gay community’s goal [is], to be quote-unquote ‘normal’, is having actors do what he does.”
Kelly has also revealed that the gay community is criticizing Franco.
“Before I ever met him or worked with him, I heard the conversation from within the gay community, which was typically very negative and skeptical. That he’s taking roles from gay actors, or what have you.”
James Franco might be gay-baiting or he just might be honest. Only time will tell.