Penn wanted it, Franco balked

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JAMES Franco says Sean Penn pushed the gay sex scenes in “Milk” further than he expected. “In the original script I read, there was only one real kissing scene,” Franco tells next month’s Elle. “A month after [director] Gus [Van Sant] asked me to do it, they sent me another script, and on Page 5 there was a full-on love scene. And I was like, ‘Gus, what the heck?’ He says, ‘Well, it was Sean’s idea.’ “

Alright, James. Everyone knows you’re more than comfortable playing the queer. You’ve made a career out of it. That little “ass slapping sex scene” is going to bring plenty to your bottom line. Hush up and take it like a man.

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