We love that the Franco brothers are constantly fighting for our attention! Fight on, boys! Keep it up! (Indeed.)
Younger Franco bro, Dave, got on the phone with Pride Source for his first gay media interview and like his big bro, he doesn't shy away from the gay subject matter at hand.
Check out what he has to say after the jump!
Here's an excerpt from Dave Franco's interview with Pride Source's Chris Azzopardi:
"When were you first aware you had a gay following?
My friend I grew up with started calling me out and saying, "Dude, I can't even imagine what people who don't know you think of you." It's not like I'm doing these videos because I'm trying to shock or confuse people. I'm generally drawn toward material that's just different and unique and is gonna maybe surprise people a bit. So I was first aware that there was maybe some awareness of me from the gay community when all my friends were telling me there's all this stuff online and if you Google my name, the first thing that comes up is "Dave Franco Gay." (Laughs)
So right around the time you fucked yourself?
(Laughs) That didn't help things.
Whether you're having sex with yourself in "Go Fuck Yourself" or talking dirty to Chris in "You're So Hot," are these videos your way of showing your acknowledgement and support for the gay community?
Yeah, sure - definitely! I have gay friends and of course I'm comfortable enough with my sexuality that I'm open to doing videos like that. I know a huge audience is going to think that I am gay. I'm just trying to blur the lines, I guess. I'm not consciously trying to do that, but it's not something I think about. Like with my friends who are gay, it's not like that's the first thing I associate with them. They're just another friend, and they just happen to like guys.
Being comfortable with your sexuality seems to be something that runs in the Franco family. Obviously your brother also has no qualms with his sexuality. But whereas you explore it with humor, James has more of a political and sexual agenda. Do you see any overlap in the way you two explore homosexuality?
That's a good question. The main overlap is just how hard we dive into it. There's nothing subtle, I guess, about how we embrace gay culture - and there basically are no boundaries. We both push the envelope.
I don't know why a lot of what we create deals with that subject matter. I get asked that all the time, and I'm not consciously thinking to myself, "I'm gonna make these sexually explicit gay videos." It just comes through us for some reason."
That it does, Dave. That it does. Never change, Dave! (Unless that change involves regularly having sex with men, in which case change is good and everyone changes. Keep changing.)