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James Franco Crossdresses for Candy Magazine

James Franco Crossdresses for Candy Magazine

James Franco graces the cover Candy Magazine‘s Fall-Winter 2010-2011 issue as photographed by Terry Richardson.

Candy is the first fashion magazine ever completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny. The Fall-Winter issue is the second in print and is limited to only 1,000 copies.

James and Terry shot the cover image during a shoot in New York City on September 13th.

The 32-year-old actor premiered his recent flick Howl late last month at NYC’s IFC Center. The film will have a nationwide expansion this month.

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  • Spandex

    Whatever makes him happy I guess. . .

    He should so total be on Glee as Kurt’s FWB!

  • N.

    Of all the guys that might make a pretty woman, he apparently isn’t one of them. That said, dude has some b*lls to be open-minded enough to do such a photo shoot and not fear a backlash from middle America.

  • Moses Ashford

    Obviously some people have no self-respect.

  • ddd


  • billy

    looks like leighton meester

  • Kirsten

    James Franco is really random. He’s pretty hilarious.

  • Dianna Knows Best

    this was the final straw, im never going to be attracted to him after this.

  • JM

    He could definately pull off a remake of Cabaret.

  • Bela Lugosi

    He is as feminine as Gisele. Lol!

  • KAY

    i thought that’s blake lively. lol no joke

  • haah

    He so……..random.

  • Janie

    I thought the SAME THING. haha but he’s still hot

  • jon

    this guy is weird.

  • mari

    Umh, there are actually guys who are looking good and COMFORTABLE cross-dressing. Like e.g. Brian Molko, Guy Pearce and Adam Lambert. He just looks weird.

    Maybe because he is has way too much make-up on and a hideous outfit and hairdo. It makes it almost appear as a mockery. Definitely NOT cool.

  • u mad?

    what is this? I don’t even know where to begin.

  • pacgirl21

    This is truly an amazing cover! Go James Franco for being so open about things!!

  • pacgirl21

    This is truly an amazing cover! Go James Franco for being so open about things!!

  • Jake

    Haha wow he pops up everywhere

  • http://@ElleSixx888 ES

    Rofl!!! You put Boy George to Shame!

  • mailey

    wow, looks great.

  • Sian

    After that soap opera stint nothing he does surprises me anymore. Go James and go Candy magazine!

  • Lilakoi Moon

    Hahaha WTF! Now, people, THIS proves how masculine this guys is :D ….He wouldn’t be good as a female, I knew it. I love how open he is, he doesn’t seem to care. @N.: you’re right. He’s still handsome to me.

  • Lilakoi Moon

    @Dianna Knows Best: Oh come on, shut up. He’s so ridiculously sexy and yummy. If that sort of $hit grosses you out, I don’t even want to imagine how open you are.

  • rock n roll queen

    like it or not the guy was very brave to do this

  • [marie]

    Even as a woman he’s hot..!

  • Alaia

    I love him. He always takes risks without looking like he’s trying too hard. COUGH RIHANNA COUGH.

  • Hilda

    I had a crush on him.
    not anymore :( eww

  • ==

    Freaky as hell but man has this man got balls. Kudos James, for being random and not giving a damn =D Love him!

  • Ouch!

    @N.: Nobody should care about stupid middle America…

  • jensenLUVER tanya

    WOW!! Leav it 2 james 2 do sumthin lik this. LOL I luv it!! Y is people critizin him? hes an entertainer. y should he limit himself 2 jus movies? its hilarious, its normal 4 him 2 do stuf lik this. he thinks outside da box. actually this is his best pic yet!! LOL VIVA FRANCO!!

  • amazing

    WOW, cool. Didn’t even recognize him!

  • http://www. V

    This is probably the 1st Terry Richradson photoshoot I actually like.

  • jen

    he’s not a pretty woman, BUT, the eye makeup makes his eyes standout, I didn’t notice he had pretty eyes before this LOL. But besides that, yea he is pretty brave to do this

  • rio


  • Oakes

    james, I applaude you!! Your acting skills are well established, you’ve been blessed with ‘pretty genes’, your eagerness to continually push the limits of your education, your high levels of energy – these all speak to a special human being, and you are one of the few celebrities who deserve their stardom imho. Cheers!!

  • Dianna Trent

    I’m sure this was a total JOKE!!!

  • Allison

    Wow I barely recognize him (:

  • Joselin

    It’s a photo-shoot, it’s not like he wears this all the time or out in public! BTW, the cover pic doesn’t look like James. The other picture does look like James… O.o

  • Joselin

    Viva Franco!

  • Fable

    Wow! He makes a attractive woman, kudos to him.

  • Fable

    Wow! He makes a attractive woman, kudos to him.

  • how CAMP!?

    I love it!

  • headradio

    @mari: Guy Pearce is so dreamy……..sigh.

    Lol, I don’t think James looks bad! Or uncomfortable?
    Compare him to Adam
    & Brian he looks just as fabulous! ;)

  • headradio

    Actually, I think he’s channeling the amazing Tim Curry a bit lol

  • Markus

    He’s chanelling Christina Aguilera.

  • meg

    omg..i totally thought this was Evan Rachel Wood…poor thing? What does that say about you sweetheart? Foot face? Drag Queen? At least Marylin Manson settled for you. Makes sense now. Thanks Jared.

  • omg

    WOW LOVE HIM. But Terry Richardson is disgusting tho

  • Troy

    James is a hot guy. But he looks much better when he is not in drag.

  • hmm

    he’s got betty davis eyes.

  • http://Website Stella

    James Franco is so hot even in drag. I love him. I’m so happy that he’s doesn’t care what others think and he does something fresh and daring. Don’t let the girls have all the fun boys. Get crazy!