Gary Shteyngart’s Book Trailer Offers Laughs, Writers, James Franco

We stand by our assertion that the brief internet video clip is James Franco’s finest medium!

His most recent work: the trailer for Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story, in which he appears alongside such notables as Mary Gaitskill and Jeffrey Eugenides. He portrays a student (no prob there!) in Shteyngart’s seminar at Columbia.

“I actually haven’t read his new book–Sad… True… whatever,” says Franco. “But you know, I don’t think he actually wants me to read it. I don’t think reading is his thing.”

Stay tuned for the end, when Jay McInerney shows up with a bottle of wine to help Shteyngart out with the ladies.