In addition to getting high and dressing in drag, I’ve learned of something else that James Franco and I can share once we settle into connubial bliss: he too learned everything he knows from a male gigolo.

Another Thing James Franco and I Have in CommonWhen discussing his role in the 2002 flick Sonny on Bravo‘s Inside the Actor’s Studio, Franco revealed how he researched for the role. He shadowed an actual man-whore, even witnessing the dirty, sweaty sex that takes place in the back of a stripclub.

Because there’s no other kind of sex that takes place in the back of a stripclub.

“It went down.” he said. “Everything went down, as you see in the movies and hear about. The eerie thing is, it was like a movie, but it wasn’t a movie – it was the real thing, happening in front of me.”

Ah, that takes me back. I remember seeing an orgy on the dancefloor of 54 in 19-I-can’t-quite-recall. I tell you, you learn a lot about life after seeing Liza spread eagle between two shirtless hustlers while Andy Warhol spanks her with a Halston turtleneck he’s jerry-rigged into a cat o’ nine tails.

Good times.

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