James Franco Has Explained Why He No Longer Watches Porn

And it doesn't sound like bullshit

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Remember when James Franco got caught in that awkward sexy texting scandal? Well, turns out even despite staring in a new show about the porn industry, he's keeping his sex life offline at home.

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At the New York premiere of The Deuce, the HBO drama in which plays twin brothers both of which sport a very 70's porn star moustache, he opened up about his viewing habits.

Franco plays twins in The Deuce

He said to US Weekly, "I don't know if you believe me or not. I watched it in my day. I certainly watched it as research for this show. But I don't watch porn. I have no moralistic stand against it by any means, but in unregulated capitalism – I think that's one of the main points of our show – there's always these people, a select few who sort of come out on top and the rest are just thrown under the bus."

He went on to speak about the 2015 Netflix documentary which shed light on the amateur porn industry in Florida.

"My friend Rashida Jones came out with a documentary called Hot Girls Wanted a couple of years ago and I think the main point I took away from that film is that these young women are not protected. It's just completely unregulated."

He added, "They got out in Florida and they're just sort of ground up in a matter of months and just discarded, and nobody is there to protect them. There's no laws to protect them and that is very much the case in our show as well."

Though we doubt the rest of the male populous will be joining him, it's nice to see someone taking a stand. Even if it is all just good PR for his new show.