Film & TV

James Franco Joins Lars Von Trier In the Real On-Screen Sex Game

Film & TV

James Franco Joins Lars Von Trier In the Real On-Screen Sex Game

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It would be nice to get a couple of weeks where there wasn’t a James Franco-related news item that didn’t seem too compelling to ignore, but that will probably never happen until someone freezes the actor in carbonite, and Boba Fett and I aren’t speaking. All of the big news about unsimulated sex in movies so far this year has centered around Lars Von Trier’s two-parter The Nymphomaniac, but Von Trier’s not the only guy in town with a camera and two folks willing to do the hustle; remember James Franco’s “Homo sex art film” we told you about? Well, apparently that features real live non-simulated sex. Inspired by the 1980s gay serial killer flick Cruising, which starred Al Pacino, the film tries to recreate 40 minutes from the earlier film that were destroyed after editing. Director Travis Matthews said to Indiewire of Franco, ”There’s the people who know him for his blockbusters, but there’s a different population that knows his gallery shows and that he makes semi-esoteric gay content.” Yeah, that doesn’t sound at all like a quote that would feature in a mockumentary about a fictional actor. The film is set to debut in a gallery show Sept. 12.