All that former golden boy Oscar shoo-in James Franco gained at this morning’s Oscar announcement was revenge. Karma’s a b—h — or make bastard — child.
Regardless of already profitable three Finest Actor awards for “The Catastrophe Artist” a few manic, abusive, bare director/actor, actual life manic, allegedly abusive, bare director/actor Franco was snubbed — or make that retaliated in opposition to — by Academy members who previously adored his each transfer.
No, Franco wasn’t snubbed as a result of he wasn’t any good within the movie (he was nice), and never as a result of the person he portrayed within the movie, Tommy Wiseau, abused the ladies he labored with and he walked round bare in entrance of them. Franco was shut out as a result of he is accused of doing the identical — in actual life.
However how attention-grabbing that Franco wouldn’t solely take the a part of a man who did what he is accused now of doing — however that he’d direct the film as nicely?
Does Franco have the Woody Allen pervert advanced? Present my soiled secret on-screen with the film’s anti-hero and all is forgiven.
In the identical method that Allen’s “Manhattan,” the 1979 movie a few failed filmmaker having a disgusting relationship with a highschool little one, and his upcoming “A Wet Day in New York,” a few sexual relationship between an older man and a 15-year-old woman, revealed Allen’s sick obsession with underage kids, Franco revealed his personal alleged perversions and abusive behaviors in “The Catastrophe Artist.”
Humorous how in each males’s motion pictures, their on-screen doppelgängers are loser filmmakers — not the large successes they each are and have been essentially. Allen performed a failed filmmaker in “Manhattan” and Franco performs the worst filmmaker on the planet in “The Catastrophe Artist.”
Is that so we may really feel empathy for these guys and their secrets and techniques regardless of their disgusting habits, or is it their method of displaying off what they’ve gotten away with by being Hollywood film moguls?
Guilt, coincidence or hubris?
Possibly it is simply that their Freudian slips have been displaying, and at the least in Franco’s case, no person desires to see him in — or out — of his underwear anymore.
That he was ignored for a nomination which he earned was each proper and mistaken. Sure, different artists ought to be capable to separate an artist’s work from his habits — particularly when it is solely alleged habits. However each man now in energy who’s accused of abusing that energy is being made to pay for each different man over the ages who has abused that energy.
Sorry pal, any individual’s gotta pay.
Franco, whereas denying the present allegations, has in truth been very public about his odd perversion and exhibitionism for years in every thing from his motion pictures to HBO”s “The Deuce.” Hell, he is such an exhibitionist that even went as far as to get backside bare for the Ice Bucket Problem for charity and have ice poured his bare penis (he coated it up with a chunk of plastic).
It was all hilarious. Till it wasn’t anymore and sexual misconduct allegations surfaced.
Possibly the buck lastly stopped as we speak with Oscar.
However in all probability not. In spite of everything, Woody Allen has been making motion pictures about pedophile sexual encounters for 40 years, albeit disguised as amorous affairs, even within the midst of being accused of the identical by his personal adopted little one.
Fact is, Hollywood has a shorter reminiscence than goldfish — particularly if the gold retains pouring in.