As part of James Franco’s ongoing mission to prove that he’s smarter and more cultured than you, he recently debuted his first solo art show in lower Manhattan. (I saw a solo art show once. The dildo could’ve been bigger). The theme was “sexual confusion” and naturally, included a piece that involved Captain Kirk and Spock making out.
“The Dangerous Book Four Boys,” which includes sculpture, photography and drawing, as well as film and video, addresses boyhood and the “sexual confusion” of adolescence, as Ms. Heiss put it. Short films focus on demolition, showing burning or bullet-riddled structures like a plastic toy home or a large wooden rocket (the exhibition contains originals or replicas of these). Another work explores a romantic encounter between “Star Trek” characters Spock and James T. Kirk.
“I feel like shows or films that deal with kids, they’re playing to all of these sexual feelings that you have at that age, but they don’t fully admit to it,” he said. “So I kind of try to draw that out. The implicit in those shows and books, I try to make it a little more explicit,” Franco said. [WSJ]
Look, I’m not one of those people who’s quick to throw out “all actors are totally queer” (okay, I am, but I’m not proud of it), especially not with my Columbia grad-school classmate James Franco (name drop!). But between this, his penis-flopping, gay-bashing short film, playing prominent gay men in both Howl and Milk, and that story about how he tricks guys into simulated anal sex for short film projects (which, admittedly, is pretty funny), at some point you have to wonder: dude, what are you trying to prove? Everyone is a little gay. Fine, I can go with that. I might not rape a guy in prison, but I’d sure as hell watch. Point is, we get it. Now either go suck a wiener, or leave the gay men to speak for themselves. I still love you though. Just not in a gay way. By which I mean bring Kimiko.
I want more like this!
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