James Franco- multi hyphenate industry player–is back on social media. For a while he abadonded Twitter and other outlets, turning over all communication to a fan club and his mother, But now Franco reappears on WhoSay.com with his commercial for fashion line 7 for All Mankind. Here’s the link: http://www.jamesfrancotv.com/videos/130377
There don’t seem to be a lot of clothes in the video, but that’s what sells clothes these days! And Franco introduces his Rabbit TV, with plenty of stuff for his rabid (rabbit?) fans including other videos and photographs. I like the bear’s head.
The commercial features model Lily Donaldson, whose great uncle is Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac. Someone should use the old FM song “Hypnotized” for one of these fashion videos. Franco, meantime, has a big fall release with Sam Raimi’s “Oz, the Great and Powerful,” and several hundred side projects including his film about Sal Mineo, called “Sal,” a film about gay poet Hart Crane called “The Broken Tower” (which has one scene of oral sex), and a cameo in an upcoming film about Linda Lovelace. He also just sold his first novel to Amazon Books. Next week he’s teaching Wok Cooking at Macy’s Basement. (Just kidding.)