Redemption in drag?
Seeing this kinda makes me roll my eyes a little less enthusiastically at his pretention. Check out James Franco on the cover of Candy Magazine, a publication that celebrates “transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations.” He is f-cking hideous. And also a little bit hot. But mostly really ugly.
Having said that, I’m really into it that he’s into it. That he’s down with doing these shoots. That he’s up for talking about it, that he doesn’t give a sh-t if you think this means he’s gay, that he keeps working, and often, and in a variety of projects, despite that dreaded Hollywood homophobia.
Women want him, gays want him, straight men will watch him, he can play hetero, homo, heartthrob, hero, and arty motherf-cker...
As a career then, well, that doesn’t suck. And not many of his peers could get away with it either. But he’s so far up his own ass...
And those short stories, maybe they should stop too.