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PHOTOS: James Franco Drags Up As Janet Leigh In “Psycho”

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PHOTOS: James Franco is stunning as Janet Leigh for Psycho Nacirema, an exhibition featuring multi-media installations by everyone’s favorite master queer-baiter. The exhibit is being presented by Scottish artist Douglas Gordon at London’s Pace Gallery, now through July 27.

A little background:

Psycho Nacirema presents a mise-en-scène of director Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller Psycho, remodelling the infamous Bates Motel where the intrigue of the film takes place, intertwined with the 1920’s Arbuckle scandal…James Franco uses the motel structure as both a physical and literal framework, reinterpreting iconic scenes from the original film through evocative details such as the motel neon signage or the infamous shower room where the film character Marion Crane, is murdered…Franco’s installations heighten the psychological entrapment set out by Hitchcock, beckoning the audience to become a participating character within the plot.

We would make a joke about James Franco getting figuratively stabbed in a shower, probably one involving a dropped bar of soap, but this is art so we’re gonna keep it classy. It’s how Franco would want it.

Photos courtesy of the Pace Gallery

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Jun 19, 2013
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  • 7 Comments
    • Eldred
      Eldred

      I swear to goodness that he turns me on with every single thing that he does.

      Jun 19, 2013 at 5:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra
      MK Ultra

      OMG I love this!

      Jun 19, 2013 at 5:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Homophile
      Homophile

      @Eldred:

      Seconded.

      I have a theory about him.

      I think he is gay, and he’s trying to see how gay he can be without people really believing he’s gay.

      Jun 19, 2013 at 7:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ted72
      ted72

      @Homophile: Interesting theory. I hope it applies to his hot brother Dave as well.

      Jun 20, 2013 at 1:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      Well, he is not gay and won’t ever be.He just wants all the coins he can get from whomever.

      Jun 20, 2013 at 11:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Homophile
      Homophile

      @B Damion:

      Wow he wants to be financially as well as artistically successful?

      That bastard!

      Jun 20, 2013 at 12:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim Guinnessey
      Jim Guinnessey

      That’s why we love Jimmy Franco!

      Jun 24, 2013 at 4:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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