When we last checked in on unwitting performance artist James Franco’s HuffPo blog, he was channeling his inner Mark Twain to share his penetrating observations about New Orleans with the world (“Basically, New Orleans is an amusement park where you can get killed.”).
So what’s on James Franco’s cluttered, mystifying mind these days? Well, HBO’s Girls of course, just like the rest of us! Specifically, Franco has the same problems many others have with the show, namely that its main characters are wretched, largely unlikeable walking Brooklyn stereotypes — he just expresses his dislike for them in a way that is just so…James Franco.
Here’s Franco deep thoughts on on Hannah, show creator and star Lena Dunham’s character on the show…
I’m not saying I have to struggle to pay the rent like Lena Dunham’s character, Hannah, but there was a point, right before Judd cast me in Freaks and Geeks, when my parents cut me off because I wanted to go to acting school instead of UCLA. I worked at McDonalds, and my first suggestion to Hannah would be this: get a fucking job. If you really want to have experiences to write about, go to work; and if you really want to be an artist, take responsibility for yourself and wait some tables. You might mature a little in the process.
Here’s Franco’s deep thoughts on the guys on the show…
I’ve read comments about Girls that said, in a nutshell, “I like the show, but I can’t see me in the show.” I feel the same way. The guys in the show are the biggest bunch of losers I’ve ever seen. There is a drip who gets dumped because he bores his girlfriend; a dad who hits on his babysitter; a bevy of wussy hipsters who are just grist for the insatiable lust of the too-cool girl with the British accent; and the king of them all, the shirtless dude who talks funny and hides his stomach all the time.
And if all that weren’t enough, Franco has some words of advice for Lena Dunham…
They say living well is the best revenge, but sometimes writing well is even better.
What does that even mean? Beats me! But I’m honestly not sure even James Franco knows.
I want more like this!
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