James Franco is getting candid and very personal in a new cover story with New York Magazine.

The actor, who is receiving rave reviews for his latest project, the gay porn tale of King Cobra, reveals that he “a little gay” as he discussed his sexuality with the magazine.

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“There is a bit of overfocusing on my sexuality, both by the straight press and the gay press, and so the first question is “why do they care?'” he asked. “Well, because I’m a celebrity, so I guess they care who I’m having sex with. But if your definition of gay and straight is who I sleep with, then I guess you could say I’m a gay cock tease.”


Franco added, “it’s where my allegiance lies, where my sensibilities lie, how I define myself. Yeah, I’m a little gay, and there’s a gay James.”

And in between talk of art, Instagram and the film industry, Franco also addressed his widely-panned Oscars hosting duties, admitting to the publication that he had to persuade Anne Hathaway into committing to the project after first turning it down. “When Anne Hathaway decided to host the Oscars with me… she had said no before, and then they asked me to ask her, and I said, “Let’s just do it. It’ll be an adventure,'” and then we got a lot of shit for it,”; he shared.

“You know, I think one of the things that happens in film and television and performance-based things is that people will criticize the performers because they’re the face of the piece. We didn’t write the script.”