Spring Breakers Screens in Venice: One of James Franco’s ‘More Bizarre Performances’

Ultra-indie auteur Harmony Korine is screening his new film–the teen flick Spring Breakers, starring Disney alumni Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez–at the Venice Film Festival, and initial reviews describe the movie as James Franco’s show. The alternately reclusive and ultra-productive actor, decorated with multiple graduate degrees, “sits poolside at a cheesy white grand piano and sings a Britney Spears ballad while three co-eds in DTF pants and pink ski masks do an impromptu dance routine with AK-47s,” according to the Hollywood Reporter‘s early review.

“Poetry in motion” is how Franco’s drug-dealing rapper Alien describes the crowd at a beach beer blast. “Bikinis and big booties, y’all. That’s what life is about.”

 A more traditional actor might be focused on, say, a sequel to the Planet of the Apes movie from last summer, but at least after inflicting upon us so many short stories and conceptual-arts pieces, James Franco is finally plugging his weirdness into something, you know, enjoyably weird!