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0 October 6th, 2010 James Franco appears in drag on cover of “Candy Magazine”

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General Hospital’s James Franco (“Franco”) has done it again.  This time he has come up with yet another interesting and unique twist in his career.  In the October issue of Candy Magazine, James is appearing on the cover in drag issue complete with thick blue eye shadow, black liner, candy-red lips and womens clothing.

According to the LongIslandPress.com, “While this will undoubtedly raise questions about Franco’s sexuality, the 32-year-old heartthrob-turned-artist is no stranger to gay rumors. “Everyone thinks I’m a stoner, and some people think I’m gay because I’ve played these gay roles,” Franco said. “That’s what people think, but it’s not true. I don’t smoke pot. I’m not gay…”

This is just one in a series of surprise moves from the actor and perpetual student, who in the last few years has starred in the Spiderman franchise, enrolled in four graduate programs simultaneously (and as a Ph.D. candidate at Yale), debuted a puzzling solo art exhibit in a NYC gallery and dabbled as a Soap star with a stint on General Hospital.

Candy’s creator, Luis Venegas, describes the magazine as “the first fashion magazine ever completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations.This is only Candy’s second issue–the inaugural issue featured British model (and ex-fiance of Kelly Osbourne) Luke Worrall on the cover.”

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