Sean Penn texts Madonna about his first man kiss. But why?


Sean Penn plays San Francisco's first openly gay politician, Harvey Milk, in Gus Van Sant's new film, "Milk."

James Franco plays his longtime lover/partner Scott Smith.

Franco tells Out Magazine that the first person Sean Penn told about his first man kiss (with Franco) was not his wife, Robin Wright-Penn. Nor was it Petra Nemcova.

MadonnaseanpennIt was his ex-wife, Madonna.

"After the first kiss, it broke the ice. And then after our kiss Sean texted Madonna -- his ex-wife, Madonna -- and said, "I just broke my cherry kissing a guy. I thought of you. I don't know why." And then she wrote back and said, "Congratulations."

Weird. (Unless you're a star and have an indie profile movie to promote.)

Can you imagine getting a text message from your ex-husband telling you he just kissed guy and thought of you?

At one point during rehearsals, it was suggested that Franco and Sean Penn spend the night together in an apartment to "feel comfortable" with each other, Franco told Out.

To find out how that went, keep reading. You know you gotta.