James Franco has won a spot in a University of Houston creative writing program.
The university confirms that the actor nominated for the 2010 Academy Award for best actor in “127 Hours” has been accepted for the school’s doctoral program in literature and creative writing. Creative writing program director James Kastely tells the Houston Chronicle that Franco plans to enroll in September 2012.
Wait, ANOTHER creative writing degree? Shit doesn’t even make sense anymore. Why does he need another creative writing degree? Even one creative writing degree is TOO MANY. Besides that, the whole point of an MFA is to have the time to work on your writing, and also to make industry connections that might help you to get your work published. That’s it. No one actually cares about sitting around a table with your peers talking about the forced symbolic intention of the divorced dad’s Honda Civic in the second chapter, or whatever. And the degree’s usefulness in terms of furthering one’s job prospects is negligible. But Franco’s over-scheduling negates the whole “taking time to write thing,” and it is by choice, because he more than most people could take as much time as he wanted to, if he wanted to. On top of that, he can get a book published in a heartbeat based on his celebrity alone, regardless of the book’s quality, (and has), so he doesn’t need the industry connections. So what the fuck is this even ABOUT? He is going to be a professor? Duh Aficionado Magazine: he is not going to be a professor. I have said it before and I will say it again: GO TO BED, DOCTOR JAMES FRANCO. (Thanks for the tip, Christopher and Henning.)