James Franco Goes Drag for 'Candy'

James Franco Goes Drag for 'Candy'-photo

The talented James Franco has portrayed a legendary gay poet, Spider-Man's ex BFF and now ... a woman.

Yes, the Hollywood hunk has turned to drag, for the time being at least. The Milk star posed in drag for Candy magazine, complete with long leather gloves, fabulous costume jewelry and loads of make-up.

The photos, taken by celebrity photographer Terry Richardson, make Franco look like he just stepped out of a Patrick Nagel poster. Talk about '80s realness!

According to the the magazine's site, Candy is "the first fashion magazine ever completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations."

The multi-talented star has battled questions about his sexuality in the past. In September, Franco told The Advocate that he wasn't gay, even though he often portrays gay characters on the big screen:

Everyone thinks I'm a stoner, and some people think I'm gay because I've played these gay roles. That's what people think, but it's not true. I don't smoke pot. I'm not gay...

Check out Franco as Allen Ginsberg in Howl below.

What do you think of Franco's drag turn? Share your thoughts in the comments below.



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  • Robert

    I like it. He obviously shows a femine side in drag, but masculinity remains. Nice job!

  • Chrisg

    We love James Franco ! That's a real actor he is not afraid to dress like a women ! Or play any role on screen ... By the way he looks like a prostitute lol love it ..

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  • sophie1986

    If this picture would have come out 30 years ago, Michael Jackson could have taken it to his surgeon and just said “THIS!” while pointing to Franco.

  • Laura

    He looks like Frank N Furter is Rocky Horror lol. It's ok but I prefer him as a dude

  • Lynzaa

    Glenn Close anyone? LOL he looks good, does that make me a lesbian? Hahahaa

  • patricialovejames

    La Franco is just the freakin BEST thing that has ever happened to Hollywood recently. I swear to GOD I want him when he play STR8 AND when he plays gay. YOU GO BABY BOY!-love from SF!

  • butterkup7

    Sorry but this guy would say he had sex with his mother to get himself press. Unbelievable that he's even so popular I just dont get it. I saw the GH thing on The Soup and it was atrocious acting if you ask me.