Writer/actor/total f*cking dreamboat James Franco is adding another cranberry to his already overflowing cornucopia of talents! Now he’s an artist with a real live art opening! And it’s not a bunch of still lifes and landscapes either– the dimpled beauty tells reporters that his show, titled The Dangerous Book for Boys and curated by one Amanda Heiss at the Clocktower Gallery in Manhattan, is all about male sexual confusion:
“The Dangerous Book Four Boys” addresses boyhood and the “sexual confusion” of adolescence, as Ms. Heiss put it. Short films focus on demolition, showing burning or bullet-riddled structures like a plastic toy home or a large wooden rocket (the exhibition contains originals or replicas of these). Another work explores a romantic encounter between “Star Trek” characters Spock and James T. Kirk.
“I feel like shows or films that deal with kids, they’re playing to all of these sexual feelings that you have at that age, but they don’t fully admit to it,” [Franco] said. “So I kind of try to draw that out. The implicit in those shows and books, I try to make it a little more explicit.”