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Letterman and Franco: “We’re registered at Target”

James Franco, gracious actor that he is, fends off the homophobia of David Letterman in this clip from Friday night’s show in which he’s publicizing Gus Van Sant’s Milk. Letterman keeps harping on Franco’s kiss with Sean Penn; it’s almost as if he wants Franco to claim that kissing another man was equal to the task of building an atomic bomb.

Later in the interview, after Letterman’s third attempt to solicit a homophobic remark, Franco offers him a man-on-man kiss. Reminds me of the discussions I had last week in my lit class, in which the strongest response of my (male) students was that it was “courageous” of the male actors to kiss on stage.


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2 Responses

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