This guy couldn’t get any more pretentious if he tried. I can’t help but roll my eyes everytime I see his name. He’s still stinging from the fact that Lindsay included him on her list of famous men she’s slept with. He wants us all to know that it didn’t happen (yeah, right). And so he wrote a story for Vice about it.
“Once upon a time a guy, a Hollywood guy, read some Salinger to a young woman who hadn’t read him before,” Franco wrote. “Let’s call this girl Lindsay. She was a Hollywood girl, but a damaged one. I knew that she would like Salinger, because most young women do … Now we were lying in bed. I wasn’t going to f—k her. She had her head on my shoulder. She started to talk. I let her.”
“I hope she gets better. You see, she is famous,” he wrote. “She was famous because she was a talented child actress, and now she’s famous because she gets into trouble. She is damaged. For a while, after her high hellion days, she couldn’t get work because she couldn’t get insured. They thought she would run off the sets to party. Her career suffered, and she started getting arrested (stealing, DUIs, car accidents, other things). But the arrests, even as they added up, were never going to be an emotional bottom for her, because she got just as much attention for them as she used to get for her film performances. She would get money offers for her jailhouse memoirs, crazy offers. So how would she ever stop the craziness when the response to her work and the response to her life had converged into one? Two kinds of performance, in film and in life, had melted into one.”
UGGGH. What a weirdo. ‘Let’s call this girl Lindsay’. Way to play it cool, FRANCO. Lord. He has really diminished his hotness in the past few years, right? It’s depressing. If you feel like it, you can read the whole thing HERE. Good luck.