Gay up to the point of intercourse

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James Franco interviews himself:

SJ: OK, so, good place to start. Let’s get substantial: are you fucking gay or what?

GJ: Well, I like to think that I’m gay in my art and straight in my life. Although, I’m also gay in my life up to the point of intercourse, and then you could say I’m straight. So I guess it depends on how you define gay. If it means whom you have sex with, I guess I’m straight. In the twenties and thirties, they used to define homosexuality by how you acted and not by whom you slept with. Sailors would fuck guys all the time, but as long as they behaved in masculine ways, they weren’t considered gay. I wrote a little poem about it.

Gay New York

Gay New York
Is the name of a book
About Gays in New York.
From the nineteenth century on.

Back in the thirties
Before the Second World War,
“Gay” wasn’t even a word,
Unless you meant “happy.”

You were “queer”
If you acted queer.
But you could turn a sailor
And still be straight

As long as you didn’t speak
With a lisp or wear a dress.
Funny how a concept can change
A whole culture.

We have to worry
About who we have sex with.
Weird how one little blowjob
Will make you a fag nowadays.

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