Five Ways James Franco Can Out-Weird Himself
By Pilot Viruet Posted Oct 11th 2010 05:29PM
Lately it seems James Franco has been constantly one-upping himself in terms of his own eccentricity. It started with the 32-year-old enrolling in anywhere between four and 80 graduate schools, continued with his odd "performance art" on 'General Hospital,' and recently crescendoed to his drag queen cover shoot for Candy Magazine. The star of the upcoming '127 Hours' is utterly, infallibly ... weird.
So as a service to one of pop's most prominent weirdos, here are five few ways James Franco can one-up his own strangeness.
Become Best Friends With Lady Gaga. Obviously, the best person to turn to for outlandish behavior is Lady Gaga. Franco and Gaga could easily form a pretentious friendship and collaborate on everything from music to make-up tips to dodging the paparazzi while strolling through art museums. If Franco really wants to take it up a notch, he could even moonlight as a Gaga impersonator in NYC clubs. He's already proved he's up for a little cross-dressing and Lady Gaga will definitely love the attention.
Go To Space. Despite the fact that a celebrity wanting to go to space has become a joke -- hi, Lance Bass circa 2002! -- it's actually a surprise Franco hasn't already joined NASA. He's studying a million subjects at a million universities, so why not fit a couple of astronaut classes into his schedule? Plus, he could spend his spring break from Yale* working on a short film** that takes place on the moon.
Star in His Own Reality Show. Sure, reality TV has become the norm lately, but if Franco plans it right, it could be perfect programming. Instead of a typical docu-style show, James could put his eccentricity and delicate features to the test by starring in a 'Bachelor'-esque competition where contestants vie for his heart. The catch? He'll masquerade as a woman for the duration of the show before revealing his true identity in the finale.
Teach Elementary School Art. It's fairly logical Franco will eventually dabble in teaching***, but rather than use his smarts to become a college professor, he can surprise the world by becoming a crazy art teacher. Constantly covered in glue, collecting cardboard, making crazy sculptures -- he'll fit the role fantastically. Plus, he'll get to explain his "art" to a group of people who have to listen to him if they want good grades.
Write a Good Story. We all remember his short story 'Just Before The Black,' which put the phrase "ketchup randomness" into our lexicon, and we're all expecting the rest of his work to be equally ... Francoesque. His next move should be to write the next Great American Novel. If you think James Franco dressed in drag is a weird sight, try picturing a future high school English teacher rhapsodizing about "Franco's 'Gatsby.' "
*Yes, James Franco will attend Yale for his PhD.
**James Franco's short film 'The Feast of Stephen' was deemed a "violent, gay Fantasia" by Gawker.
***James Franco notched a D in his NYU acting class.
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