James Franco Slams 'Shame' For Depiction Of Sex Addiction & Gays
It turns out James Franco wasn't too impressed by the depiction of sex addiction in Shame from 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen.
In the midst of a op-ed piece for VICE where he reflects on 12 Years and one of its stars, Michael Fassbender, Franco knocks Shame writing:
He wasn’t such an addict in my opinion, though. I mean, what did he do? Watch porn and screw a handful of people a week? I could point to quite a few folks who do that. And that scene where he’s at his lowest point and wants to fuck and goes into a gay club, and it’s depicted like the seventh level of hell... I mean, it goes back to the horrible representations of gays in the 70s, where the gay club is meant to signify everything dark and depraved. Then the guy gets a minor blowjob, from, Oh no, a man! The horror!
Franco's criticism--especially with regards to the Fassbender character's encounter in a gay club--isn't without merit.
For those of you that have seen Shame (and weren't blinded by Fassbender's fassmember), what do you think of Franco's critique?