Let’s begin the strange and true (?) story of James Franco trying to get with a teenage fan over social media.
It started when Instagram user lucy_clode went to some sort of signing.
Chris O’Dowd was there.
But so was James Franco.
She even took a couple selfies with him.
And a video where he told her, “You gotta tag me.”
Which she did, tagging his handle @jamesfrancotv.
It led to an Instagram direct message exchange.
That eventually moved to texting.
This raises a lot of questions, namely:
– Is this for real?
– Could a celebrity really be this careless with a fan?
– Is this some elaborate April Fool’s joke?
– IS THIS FOR REALSIES?
– Or is this some virtual performance art piece by Franco™ about hooking up in the digital age?
- Another plausible theory is that it's a publicity stunt for his upcoming film Palo Alto, where he plays a teacher who begins an affair with a high school student?
– Or something?