James Franco will portray a gay magazine publisher turned Christian fundamentalist in his next film, but don’t think it’s all fire and brimstone: audiences can expect a threesome from Franco’s character’s pre-conversion days, an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap.
In the upcoming “Michael,” Gus Van Sant protege and director Justin Kelly shot a love scene with a party of three: Franco, Zachary Quinto and “The Leftovers” star Charlie Carver.
Franco and Quinto play Michael and Ben, a young couple fond of bedding party boys like Carver’s character Tyler. All three actors will flash some backside nudity for the film, a production insider said.
“It’s a very artistic film, though,” said the individual. Isn’t it always?
“They first meet in a club. The music is pumping. It’s the eighties!” another individual told E!, who first reported the news . “When Charlie’s character questions Franco about having a boyfriend, Franco says, ‘He’d like you, too.'”
While the film has its carnal diversions, its’ not without substance: “Michael” was adapted from a 2011 New York Times article about Michael Glatze, who identified as gay before declaring himself healed by a “spiritual awakening.”
And in celebration of the guys’ scene, we present a definitive threesome anthem. Enjoy.