Read Franco's Short Story About Lindsay Lohan
By JACKIE WILLIS
June 10, 2014
"There was a Hollywood girl staying at Chateau Marmont. She had gotten a key to my room from the manager. I heard her put the key into my front door and turn it, but I had slid the dead bolt." Once again, James Franco is insisting that he didn't have sexual relations with Lindsay Lohan in his latest short story published by Vice magazine.
Inspired by that one time that the 27-year-old Mean Girls actress allegedly attempted to seduce him, Franco, 36, writes:
She said, "James, open the door."
Across the room was a picture of a boy dressed as a sailor with a red sailor cap, and except for his blondish hair (closer to my brother's color) he looked like me.
The short story goes on to use the actress name:
She knocked on the door. She was in her pajamas. She had bare feet. My phone rang. She let it ring until I answered.
"You're not going to let me sleep, are you?"
"Do you think this is me? Lindsay Lohan. Say it. Say it, like you have ownership. It's not my name anymore."
"I just want to sleep on your couch. I'm lonely."
"We're not going to have sex. If you want to come in, I'll read you a story."
And that's just what the protagonist, presumably Franco, did, reading J.D. Salinger's Nine Stories before the starlet fell asleep.
Now we were lying in bed. I wasn't going to f**k her. She had her head on my shoulder. She started to talk. I let her.
..."He didn't f**k me, that s**t. And what was he doing there anyway? On my night. My night with Meryl [Streep], my night when everything was right, when I got everything I wanted. Almost.
"I f**ked one of the Greeks instead: a big-schnozzed, big-d**ked, drunk motherf**ker. We did it in the bath. That was the best night of my life."
Then she fell asleep.
The This Is the End actor concludes his story by writing: "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. ... Every night Lindsay looked for me, and I hid. Out the window was Hollywood."
What do you think of Franco's short story? Has he said too much?