"It's funny because the way that kind of stuff is talked about on blogs is so black-and-white," Franco told the magazine. ' And all based on, gay or straight, based on the idea that your object of affection decides your sexuality." Franco's crecits are packed with gay characters, from Allen Ginsberg in "Howl," to Scott Smith in "Milk" and poet Hart Crane in the upcoming film "The Broken Tower." "There are lots of other reasons to be interested in gay characters than wanting myself to go out and have sex with guys," he said.
"And there are also lots of other aspects about these characters that I'm interested in, in addition to their sexuality.
And those were all periods when to be gay, at least being gay in public, was much more difficult.
The 36-year-old is rumoured to be dating LA-based model, Erin Johnson.Actor James Franco attends the "127 Hours" film premiere at Chelsea Clearview Cinema on Tuesday, Nov. Franco, who is co-hosting the 2011 Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway, earned an Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role in the film.NEW YORK (CBS) James Franco has played a number of gay characters - but it's the actor's sexuality that people are curious about.The couple were spotted wandering around New York City earlier this month, and suspicions the two were an item were confirmed when they were seen holding hands at the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride."They have been seeing each other for a little over a month, but things are going well," a source told the paper.