In James Franco's most James Franco-esque move yet, he's using some of his oodles of free time -- what with acting, writing, getting his Ph.D. and being roasted -- to stage a series of fake paparazzi pictures. Seems the actor has decided to take hold of/mock the narrative of his personal life, so he dedicated the Instagram photos to various media outlets and emblazoned them with Perez Hilton-style scrawls.
In one, Franco has a grassy makeout session with a hot blonde as a curious squirrel watches the action (left). He teases that the woman may be Lindsay Lohan (it ain't) above a headline that puns, "Franco is squirrely in love!"
Another group of shots finds the hoodie-covered star enjoying a vehicular tryst with a "mystery girl" who may or may not be Miley Cyrus (it ain't) and tossing food at shutterbugs.
James also laughs off questions about his sexuality by holding hands with and tastefully kissing another guy. The photos are adorned with "Just a Franco afternoon," along with the hashtag, #Jamesfrancotv in love?????? #gay.
Franco didn't mind the many gay jokes that flew at him during his Comedy Central roast, telling the Daily Beast, "I don't even care if people think I'm gay, so it was like, 'Awesome!' I mean, I wish I was … I wish I was gay."
Alas, Franco did not appear in any of the shots with Kimiko, the Japanese body pillow he was "in love with and common-law married to" on a 2010 episode of "30 Rock."
We'd like to think the "30 Rock" storyline inspired this latest effort, given that he played a version of himself forced into a phony relationship with Jenna Maroney because the tabloids were going to out his cushion-centric coziness.
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