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James Franco's Student Films Inspired By Gay Poetry

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As if James Franco weren't already a same-sex heartthrob after Milk, his student films are inspired by gay poetry. His first student film was based on "The Feast of Stephen" by Anthony Hecht ("Boys for the first time frankly eye each other ..."), and his most recent was inspired by "Herbert White" by Frank Bidart. At a Gucci-hosted cocktail party for an art film called Erased James Franco, Franco said he discovered Bidart while studying poetry at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina.

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