WATCH: James Franco's Homoerotic Portraits Fill New Art Exhibit

Always the provocateur, James Franco makes his high school water polo team look very, very good.

BY Diane Anderson-Minshall

February 18 2013 4:24 PM ET

James Franco's self-portrait from high school in his new German "Gay Town!" exhibit

All hail James Franco, the actor-artist-activist-student slash patron saint of all things gay. The actor, who appears in next month's much-anticipated Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz: The Great and Powerful, stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last week to talk about his latest art exhibit at Berlin's Peres Projects, called "Gay Town." Among the choice pieces of art he showed off to Kimmel: A painting of his high school's (nearly nude) water polo team, which he admits he wasn't a part of but he "wished" he was, and another self-portrait, in which he's shirtless and in the classic thinking man pose.

After the paintings and the Gay Town discussion, it was easy to forget what came next. Thankfully, the ever astute gay celebrity blogger Perez Hilton captured the whole episode in all it's gay glory.


Tags: Art