The media (both mainstream and adult) may be in a tizzy over James Franco’s brief comment to Newsweek regarding his respect for pornstars. But we’re far, far more interested in the part where he admits he has a sex tape.
Did you miss that? It goes a little something like this:
I think if anybody who has made a home sex tape knows, what feels best doesn’t always look best [laughter]. I remember when I was 19 doing that, and then watching it back and thinking, oh, that looks horrible. So what Nicole is talking about, yeah, you have a lot of respect for those actors in pornography, because they are really not just doing it, they’re really selling it. It’s the same thing with a kiss. It’s not just the kiss that feels best, it’s an image. Something different is happening if it’s a good kiss.
So! Somewhere out there, there’s apparently video footage of James doing the nasty in the pasty. A few questions immediately spring to mind: what’s the gender of his costar (or, potentially, costars)? What kind of acts did young Franco commit to tape? And, most importantly: how long until Vivid sends out a press release offering him multi-millions in exchange for coming on board as the new face of Vivid Celeb? (And! Further intrigue: if James happens to be the star of a gay sex tape, would Vivid still be willing to distribute it?)
It’s an exciting time, really: knowing (and not just suspecting) that James Franco is the star of home porn. But honestly, people, can we really be that surprised? This is, after all, a budding young artist who’s videotaped himself with a prosthetic penis on his nose. If that doesn’t scream sexual exhibitionist, well, we don’t know what does.
And for those of you who need a little extra inspiration to fully imagine James’s sex tape: above is a scene from “Whatever It Takes,” involving oil, light bondage, and some erotic humiliation. (Sounds about right to us!)
· See the full discussion at Newsweek (newsweek.com)