James Franco is an odd fellow who seems to be very interested in womanhood, whether it’s posing in drag or, in this case, just being weird in general. i-D posted an interview with Franco, in which the actor’s male and female personas have a conversation about male privilege in Hollywood and society at large.
It’s one of those cases where the privileged tries to show they are aware of their privilege by calling themselves out when really the whole thing is one big annoying navel-gazing experience for an audience who can tell that you’re still pretty clueless. While it’s very nice that Franco is thinking about privilege, we think the “female” character he’s created sounds more like a curated selection of Jezebel comments and not someone who has an actual understanding of the issues women and people of color (mentioned only briefly) face. Perhaps someone should give Franco Matt McGorry‘s number. Read on for some choice quotes from the exhausting, masturbatory exchange.