Originally posted in "Oscar Performance..." Thread
I thought this was the most unique line of thought presented regarding Franklin. Hopefully, flotsette won't mind my copying the message and my reply here:
Hey it's just my minority opinion.
Watching the hug test closely, I noticed that James himself did the "hetero pat" on almost all the guys!
I know what y'all are sensing in Franklin. My prediction is that he's pretty fresh at self-identifying as gay. My guess is that experience-wise, he falls pretty much in the middle of the sexuality scale. FYI, I'm a bisexual woman (and no, I'm not confused, etc.) Although I was confused, at one point, at how both straight and gay society want you to "pick a team."
So my read on Franklin is that he's one of the few that falls pretty much in the middle rather than tending to one side or the other. And that he used to identify as straight, now identifies as gay, and at some point in his life, will identify as bisexual. So for everyone who reads him as straight, I think that's what you're feeling from him.
Only my opinion!
You have articulated something that I could not put into words myself. This is a very real possibility. A member from Milwaukee who posts here "has intimate knowledge" of "Franklin" and was his roommate. The poster has alluded to his "Franklin's" ambiguity.
You could very well have nailed this mystery on the head. I hope you are right, as I'd like to believe that Franklin (or whatever his real name is) is not so cold as to playing this for money.
Once more, I often find myself falling for the straight ones, so I am not the best of judges.
Thanks for making my feelings tangible in words.
Calling all gay men, I have a question...
Okay, I don't know if anyone else caught this on the second episode... When James and Franklin had their one-on-one, Franklin referred to James' eyes as "feminine" when describing how attractive he is. Now, I have been around gay men for a large portion of my life and never ONCE have I heard the word FEMININE used to describe ANY part of another man. I have heard the terms b*tch, ladies, girlfriend, sister, princess, Queen, honey, baby, hottie, yummy, tasty, sweetie and luscious, but feminine? Never. Now, I realize that I am nothing more than your average everyday hetro woman who loves the company of gay men, so, please, set me straight (no pun intended) or just correct me if I'm wrong...is it common practice for gay men to describe attractive men as feminine?