Once again James Franco decides to shed light on his sexuality and his view of the world by publishing a new book of poems entitled Straight James/Gay James.
Back in March, Franco hinted at the interesting angle of his new book by asking himself the gay question and answering it himself as well in Four Two Nine magazine.
“Straight James: Let’s get substantial: are you f**king gay or what?”
“Gay James: Well, I like to think that I’m gay in my art and straight in my life. Although, I’m also gay in my life up to the point of intercourse, and then you could say I’m straight. So I guess it depends on how you define gay. If it means whom you have sex with, I guess I’m straight. In the twenties and thirties, they used to define homosexuality by how you acted and not by whom you slept with. Sailors would f**k guys all the time, but as long as they behaved in masculine ways, they weren’t considered gay.”
His new book is meant to delve into this topic further, as well as many other topics, from both of his personalities—Straight James and Gay James.
On Amazon, the book’s description reads: “Straight James / Gay James, actor James Franco’s new chapbook of poems, explores the facets of his public and private personas. Straight James / Gay James is a poetic bildungsroman – raw, candid, and uninhibited. James Franco writes about life as an actor, sexuality, questions of identity, gender, family, Gucci, Lana Del Rey, James Dean, and Hollywood. His poetic style varies from the imagistic to the prosaic. The chapbook also contains an interview of ‘Gay James’ conducted by ‘Straight James.’ Yes, Straight James asks the question: Let’s get substantial: are you fucking gay or what?””
Straight James/ Gay James comes out on January 1st and can be ordered on Amazon.com.