James Franco is back doing gay things. Actually, he did this gay thing quite a while ago, but Sal has taken a couple of years to get from principal photography to the point of release. However now the movie is coming, and the first trailer has arrived.
Franco’s film is a biopic of actor Sal Mineo, famed for his roles in the likes of Rebel Without A Cause, Giant and The Longest Day. While he did have some relationships with women, in the late 60s he became one of the first Hollywood actors to ever acknowledge he was gay. Tragically in 1976, while he was living in San Francisco playing a bisexual burglar in the stage comedy, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, he was murdered in what is believed to be a robbery gone wrong (reports Mineo was trying to solicit his killer for sex are unfounded).
The film concentrates on his final day, when he wasn’t quite a famous as he once was, but has become comfortable with his sexuality and his abilities as an actor. Val Lauren plays Mineo, with Franco taking a supporting role as Milton Kaselas, the director of the play Sal was starring in before he died.
Sal will be available on iTunes and VOD in the US starting October 22nd, with a limited theatrical release from November 1st, beginning in Los Angeles.
You can also take a look at a new poster below. [Read more…]