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Franco wishes he was gay

2013-09-11 07:27
James Franco
Toronto - Gay jokes don't bother James Franco.

At the annual Comedy Central Roast, James Franco went under fire from his friends - from his Oscar hosting to his published book - but viewers could hardly keep up with all the gay jokes.

In an interview with The Daily Beast about his Toronto International Film Festival directorial entry Child of God, the Springbreakers actor talked about the sexual rumours that influenced the jokes at the comedic beat-down.

He didn't prescribe anyone on anything that was out of bounds beforehand, stating that he was surprised at what was deemed acceptable to be mocked, seeing as almost an hour of the show was cut from the screening.

James did not view the gay jokes as insults, not caring about people's perception of his sexuality, and saying he wishes he was gay. "My relationship with my public image over the past four or five years has just become weirder and weirder, because I look at it and it’s me, and it’s not me, so if other people want to use that for their own purposes or needs, I’m fine with it."

James Franco

Alongside the roast, the Oz star has been promoting Child of God, which looks at one man's degradation to necrophilia and murder and has received some acclaim at the Toronto festival.

Check out the teaser for Child of God below: publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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