The 37-year-old actor/singer/artist isn’t afraid of playing gay for his movie roles, and now he’s talking about his love of gay culture on the cover of Rolling Stone‘s April issue!
In fact, James actually admitted to being queer in one aspect of his life, saying:
“I’m gay in my art and straight in my life. I’m also gay in my life up to the point of intercourse.”
He also called the speculation about his sexuality “a smokescreen.”
Still, we guess it’s a good thing he’s such a strong ally, especially since James believes queer cinema studies are amongst the most important in the world of film, saying:
“When I was studying at NYU, I took classes in critical studies, and one of my favorites was on queer cinema. We’ve told the straight, heteronormative stories ad nauseam by now — in our movies, our shows, our commercials — everywhere. I think it’s healthy to make work that disrupts and questions that, and shows alternative narratives. That’s what an artist should do.”
His desire to share gay stories is appreciated, but hopefully he teams up with some actual members of the LGBT community before he gets a chance to tell them.
We don’t want no appropriation now, ya hear!
What do U think of James’ take on gay culture??
[Image via Mark Seliger/Rolling Stone.]