James Franco spoke with Los Angeles Magazine about his new book of poetry, Directing Herbert White, which is said to be a collection of poems that mostly revolve around Hollywood, named after an unreleased short film Franco produced. But who cares about that, because what we really want to know is what he thinks about Lindsay Lohan’s sex list, which now-famously includes the actor.
You wrote about several celebrities in this book, including a couple of poems about Lindsay Lohan. Have you gotten any response from any of these people?
No, I didn’t write anything bad about them. And Lindsay herself has told lies about me with her people-she’s-slept-with list! So I feel like what I said is much less than what she’s said.
So who do you think is telling the truth here? The pathological liar and addict who has squandered chance after chance at legitimate work and now relies on cheap publicity and guest appearances to make a living? Or the guy trying to be taken seriously as an artist who doesn’t want his penis in any way associated with Lindsay Lohan?
I don’t know. If this were one of those The Good Son scenarios where Lindsay Lohan was Macaulay Culkin and James Franco was Elijah Wood and I had to choose, I’d probably let them both drop the hell off the cliff and be done with it.