I didn’t ask you [Letterman] to look at it. It’s what the people want.
Is it, James Franco? Is it really?
I know that with your PhD candidacy in English and your simultaneous post-grad studies in filmmaking, writing, poetry, and design, you might not have learned this, but your Instagram is still part of your public persona—and that has implications beyond your desire to have fun goofing around on the Internet. Although you’ve studiously devoted your time to writing, directing, and starring in films about white men like yourself, if you turned the camera around and pointed it at other people, you might discover there is a diverse, vast, and interesting world outside of Franco.
Increasingly, audiences want diversity. Theoretically, Franco is primed to give it to them. He’s a hipster’s hipster: liberal, progressive, a champion of indie art projects and a passionate supporter of gay rights. But on paper, Franco’s efforts wind up looking like his Instagram: an endless array of vanity projects in which he surrounds himself with other white dudes filming narratives talking about white dudes.
[ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT JAMES FRANCO]