I think it’s safe to say that this story also serves as our “WTF of the Day” because seriously, WTF? James Franco took part in Newsweek’s annual Oscar panel amongst Hollywood heavyweights like Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, Annette Benning, Michelle Williams, and Nicole Kidman and yet, in this, the classiest of settings, he decided to drop the sex bomb. Sorry, I couldn’t resist, but the bottom line is James Franco made a sex tape. A tape of sex. The dude has literally touched on every aspect of entertainment at this point.
While Kidman, Portman, and Williams waxed poetic on the craft and art of acting, Franco spilled this gem when asked how to give an onscreen kiss some real oomph. “Anybody who has made a home sex tape knows what feels best doesn’t always look best. I remember when I was 19 doing that, and then watching it back and thinking, ‘Oh, that looks horrible.’ So 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.”
Did you catch that? “I remember when I was 19 doing that.” That being MAKING A SEX TAPE. Well, no one has found said sex tape and there’s no evidence that it even still exists, but how much do you want to bet Francophiles are scouring the internet as we speak hoping to find some evidence of its existence and origins? Let the sexcavation begin.