What??? Hot, sexy James Franco, Oscar-nominated actor and upcoming co-host of the Academy Awards, made a sex tape? That's right -- he recently copped to making a low-fi home sex tape, and by a strange turn of events, that tape actually taught him everything he knows about creating great-looking on-screen love scenes.
Ooh la la. And what exactly did Mr. Franco learn making this home movie? The perfect way to kiss? The perfect moves? How to perfectly please a woman!? Gulp ...!
No, unfortunately, in making his own sexy home movies, Franco learned the Ancient Pornographer Secret (that we wish many other celebrities would learn! and quickly!): "what feels best doesn't always look best." That's right. Even the best real-life somethin' somethin' may not look sizzling on film.
When they asked him how to make an on-screen kiss look good, the handsome actor revealed to Newsweek that he's taped himself having sex before (that bears repeating: taped himself having sex before):
I remember when I was 19 doing that, and then watching it back and thinking, oh, that looks horrible.
He spoke admiringly then about actors in pornography and said:
... they are really not just doing it, they're really selling it ...
It's the same thing with a kiss. It's not just the kiss that feels best, it's an image. Something different is happening, if it's a good kiss.
Sorry, folks, no release date has been set for the James Franco sex tape. Odds are, he burned the thing if he really thought he looked that bad. However, you'll be the first to know if I find out anything different.
What do you think? Is there a true art to making sex look sexy on film?
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