James Franco Documentary: Will It Explain or Further Confuse?
Perhaps this explains some recent James Franco-related weirdness? It has been confirmed that film student and first-time director Lisa Vangellow has spent the last year working on a documentary about James Franco’s life as a part of a film class at UCLA that Franco teaches.
According to a report from TheWrap, Vangellow has been filming Franco: A Documentary since June of last year. The film will explore Franco’s seemingly inexhaustible work ethic, delving into his projects in film, theater, academia, literature, and the art world. Sources familiar with the project said that others appearing in the film include frequent collaborator actor Seth Rogen and Klaus Biesenbach, the curator of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, as well as other close friends and family of the actor.
Maybe the film will also shed some light into Franco’s bizarre experiments with social media, and Instagram in particular. The actor has gained notoriety for posting weird selfies on the service, including one with him topless in bed with another man and one with his hands down his pants. In an appearance on David Letterman last week, Letterman tried to get Franco to explain why he takes the photos, but didn’t have much luck. “For me it’s just a fun thing, it’s something I don’t put a ton of thought in to,” Franco said to Letterman about the weird media he posts.