The Word: James Franco mocks gay rumors on Instagram

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James Franco’s current job is totally normal: He’s guest starring on “The Mindy Project” as a hot doctor, a role which, no matter how you squint, contains no layers of irony or commentary on today’s society.

Lest you think he’s lost his edge, there is still his Instagram account.

On Wednesday Franco posted a number of photos of himself macking on both men and women. In one, he’s making out with a girl in a car — “Franco first! Who’s the guuurl? Perez Hilton,” reads the caption, which is indeed scrawled Perez-style. In another, he’s kissing a dude. “Just a Franco afternoon [heart] Gawker,” he says.

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So what is he trying to say? If I had to take a wild stab, it sounds like he’d like to remind us that it’s weird to even care if he’s gay or not. I guess it is, but at this point I’m not sure we care as much as Franco cares about screwing with us.

Speaking of Franco: In case you missed Comedy Central’s Roast of James Franco because, you know, you were out barbecuing, or drinking heavily, or barbecuing while drinking heavily, or doing any other end-of-summer activity that didn’t involve being holed up in your hot apartment in front of a glowing screen, here’s Metro’s recap.


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