Lots of people breaking their legendary silences lately!
It always shocks me what an awful, awful writer that guy is.
James Franco wrote an opinion piece for HuffingtonPost about Girls. There’s no way this won’t be the most insufferable piece I will ever read…alright, off to read it.
I read that whole article for some reason. AND some of the comments. Whyyyyyyyyy?
“I had to struggle for a day or two this one time…” -James Franco, writer/actor/professor/pretentious
That leads me to my other connection with these young women just out of college: I’ve spent the last five or six years in classes with people like them.
Ok, is it completely unreasonable for me to hate the entire piece based on this line? Because I do, so very very much.
hmmm. I like James Franco like I like Gweneth. He seems to try alot of things and while he’s not a master of all, he seems genuinely interested and adventurous.
“Actor and Author”
I am going to go against the grain here and say: Franco is correct.
There is nothing good about Girls. How Lena Dunham ended up with a show on HBO is a huge mystery, and why anyone would like it is an even bigger one. Hannah needs to get a job. FRANCO IS RIGHT. It is not that Hannah is “white” or what-have-you; it is that she is a spoiled self-serving little nothing who thinks she’s special and above getting her ass employed, and Lena also doesn’t seem to understand that she’s not.
HuffPo must be in on the joke, or surely they would have allowed an editor to, at the very least, fix some of those wildly incompetent syntax issues, like “on the … counterpart to Girls, Entourage, which … .”
And maybe James Franco really is the next great postmodern stylist if he can come up with this head-scratcher: “Lena’s character never has to write her book because the series is her book.” Uh, you just blew my mind, bro. Palo Alto 4EVAH.
This opinion piece is as terrible as that goddamn show. That is was published by the Huffington Post is too perfect for words.
Fuck this world, I’m going back to bed.
(James Franco seems like a dork to me, at least, on the occasions when my ex-girlfriend tuned in while I happened to be around.)
I haven’t had my full coffee yet you guys. I don’t know why i even read the conclusion, now i am crannnnnnnnnnky.
By the way, I keep having to remind myself that it is not a requirement to have a political stance on the HBO original series Girls. I don’t remember Curb Your Enthusiasm ever necessitating such belabored pontification in the public forum. Do you like it or not like it? Great! Did you read the Times article about drone strikes yet?
“Her name is always at the end, where it says “Created by.” ~James Franco, Captain Obvious.
I’d like those last few moments of my life back. Good golly that was a painful read. That boy CANNOT write.
I like Girls. I also like girls.
“This is a pretty hot topic, and one I like to ask my female friends in New York about.” I love this sentence so much.
“What did you think of Girls last night?”
lol @ this entire article. Dear god. Is he that good looking? Can no one tell this guy he can’t write worth a living shit? Like, wow it’s bad.
Also, lol x 200 @ this line:
“Going to high school in Palo Alto, I definitely saw cliques form along racial lines.” Good one James. That’s good stuff.
I just saw this closing line. Ahhhh! Is he fucking serious?
“They say living well is the best revenge, but sometimes writing well is even better.”
You’d think at least one of you has seen “Freaks and Geeks.” James Franco only learned to read his senior year of high school. Obviously he has a lot of catching up to do grammatically. Give the guy a break!
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