For a guy claiming to have never slept with Lindsay Lohan, James Franco certainly has a lot of details about spending the night with a troubled actress – named Lindsay.
The actor has penned a short story for the fiction issue of Vice magazine in which a not-so-fictional version of Franco finds himself in a Hollywood hotel room with a character who just happens to have the same first name as the problematic actress.
Titled “Bungalow 89” and written in a stream-of-consciousness fashion, the story opens with Franco setting the scene for an unexpected encounter.
“Once upon a time a guy, a Hollywood guy, read some Salinger to a young woman who hadn’t read him before,” he writes. “Let’s call this girl Lindsay. She was a Hollywood girl, but a damaged one. I knew that she would like Salinger, because most young women do.”
In short order, Franco gets to what seems to be the point of his story: To tell the world that he did not have sex with Lindsay Lohan. Sure, they were in bed together, but nothing happened.
As Franco writes: “Now we were lying in bed. … She had her head on my shoulder. She started to talk. I let her.”
Last March, In Touch Weekly was first to publish photos of a handwritten list naming the names of three-dozen males – including several Hollywood A-listers – with whom Lohan allegedly had sexual relations.
Among the more familiar names: Ashton Kutcher, Zac Efron, Justin Timberlake, Colin Farrell, Adam Levine, the late Heath Ledger – and James Franco.
One month later on the cable program Watch What Happens Live, Lohan confirmed that she compiled the infamous list as part of her rehab treatment at the Betty Ford Clinic.
“That’s a really personal thing, and it’s really unfortunate,” said Lohan at the time.
In the days to follow, Franco repeatedly denied that he and Lohan had physical relations.
During an appearance on The Howard Stern Radio Show, the actor admitted to kissing Lohan one torrid night at the Chateau Marmont but said she was “delusional” in her claim that they did the deed.
Insisted Franco: “I never had sex with Lindsay Lohan. It’s a lie. I will swear on my mother’s life that I never had sex with her.”
All of which is related in the Vice short story (keep in mind the story was part of Vice’s “fiction issue”) as Franco’s thinly veiled version of his real self ends up feeling empathy for his visitor.
Or in his words: “I ran my fingers through her hair and thought about this girl sleeping on my chest, our fictional Hollywood girl, Lindsay. What will she do?”
And because revisionism has its benefits, Franco closes his story with the earnest hope that “fictional” Lindsay finds some manner of inner peace.
“I hope she gets better,” he writes. “You see, she is famous. She was famous because she was a talented child actress, and now she’s famous because she gets into trouble. She is damaged.”
Over to you, Lindsay.
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Source: Hollywood Reporter
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