My feelings on James Franco are well known, and I’m aware that some of you think that when it comes to JFrancs, I’m just some intolerant harpy, shaking my first in the air and cursing the various venerable degree-granting institutions he attends. If that’s how you feel, no hard feelings, skip ahead to the next post. The rest of us? We need to talk about something. James Franco is now trying to remake “Psycho.” With himself as Janet Lee.
Franco’s Psycho Nacirama is on view right now at London’s Pace Gallery, but just in case you can’t go, here’s an essay Franco wrote about it. His closing words say it all: “What’s my motivation? I’m just trying to get to the core of these weird recreations we call the movies.” He’s such a philosopher! [Guardian]
Rapper/gold chain impressario Riff Raff is a magical unicorn. The inspiration for James Franco’s “Spring Breakers” character Alien, Riff has been determined to get back at Franco for copping his whole act. So he did the most logical thing and signed up for a stint on “One Life To Live” as art gallerist Jamie Franko. (This all makes sense because Franco did a guest stint as performance artist FRANCO on “General Hospital,” and the world is an ouroboros.)
In this largely (seemingly) improvised clip, Riff Raff as Franko threatens a club owner (there are crazy hot clubs on in Llanview now!), swears (Hulu, man), encourages a couple of girls to indulge in recreational lesbianism, and hits on a waitress. Yup, sounds about right. This guy definitely has a future! [Hulu]
Ahh, James Franco. For his 35th birthday, J.Francs was a gifted a cake topped by a dildo, ball gag, leather whip and anal beads. The cake was presented to him while he was in Miami attending the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, where he picked up an award for being an ally of the LBGTQ community. Franco’s BDSM-themed cake may be a nod to his latest “art house” project, “Interior: Leather Bar,” or it could be a reference to him being a total penis-face. Whichever! Also, did James Franco get married and not invite me to the wedding? Because that looks like a weddin’ rang on his weddin’ rang finger. Or maybe it’s just more performance art.
No. There is nothing better than the idea of Riff Raff, the rapper/corn row aficionado who was clearly the inspiration for James Franco’s “Spring Breakers” character Alien, playing the part of Jamie Franko on upcoming episodes of “One Life To Live.” Mr. Raff, rightfully peeved that Franco pretty much stole his whole existence as inspiration for Alien, said in the past that “the storyline ain’t mine but no one on Earth can deny that James Franco’s image and appearance characteristics are Riff Raff all day.” He even mounted a Twitter campaign — #WhyJamesFrancoWhy — calling him out on the image theft. Keep reading »
But not quite, of course. Sure, I ran 12 city blocks — in heels — to stand next to him in front of Whole Foods. Yeah, I’m working on a rom-com screenplay about my crush on him. And I definitely am alone in having to suffer through a Goservention. But still, it has come to my attention that I — okay, and tens of thousands of regular folks — am not the only one who has a major boner for Ryan Gosling. Quite a few celebrities — including otherwise straight men — have a special place in their hearts (and spank banks) for the Gos. Read on for some unadulterated Gosling worship… Keep reading »
“I loved the whole film and was engaged every moment of the way. But what I want to talk about is the first section, the Gosling section; I want to make love to this section. The first image we see is Gos’s toned six-pack, framed tight so that his head is cut off in order to focus our attention on the full spread of idiosyncratic tattoos and the impressive opening and closing of a butterfly knife, a skill Gosling mastered — he is the king of eccentric character behavior — as the character anxiously paces; in the same take, the character (we later learn his name is Luke) sticks the knife overhand into the wall and walks out the door shirtless; we still haven’t seen his face but we know it’s the Gos: the hair, the head, the strut … I mean, come on giiiiiiirl. … The rest of his section is more of the same beautiful Gosling brooding and motorcycle riding. … The rest of the film is great, but the following two sections can’t hope to burn with the same intensity of the Gosling section, they’re not designed that way. It’s not the actors’ faults, it’s just that Gosling was cast as the shooting star, and he sucked up all the oxygen. I could watch that first section over and over and over and over.”
– James Franco‘s review of “The Place Beyond The Pines” on Huffington Post is basically a love letter to my boo Ryan Gosling, whose performance he wants “to make love to.” Enjoy my sloppy seconds, James! [Huffington Post]