James Franco on his “gay obsession”

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When I was studying at NYU, I took classes in critical studies, and one of my favorites was on queer cinema.

“We’ve told the straight, heteronormative stories ad nauseam by now, in our movies, our shows, our commercials – everywhere.

“I think it’s healthy to make work that disrupts and questions that, and shows alternative narratives. That’s what an artist should do.”

“One of the nice things about all that speculation [about my sexuality] is that it’s a smokescreen.”

— James Franco, discussing his refreshing relationship with gay culture with Rolling Stone

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