"This movie says there's nothing wrong with being gay. There's just something wrong with being gay for Kevin James," Sandler told Newsweek.
James, star of the CBS comedy "The King of Queens," and Sandler portray firemen pretending to be a gay couple to receive domestic partnership benefits. The film, "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry," is scheduled to be released July 20.
"I know Kevin, and it's kind of a strange thing to have to play. So to ease the tension, before the first day of shooting, we had sex with each other," Sandler said. "We just got it out of the way so it wouldn't be an issue. It's an old tip I picked up from working with (Jack) Nicholson."