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Is That James Franco’s Willy Bouncing Around on a Basketball Court?

We’ve been hearing about James Franco‘s naked basketball movie since 1998 — 1998! — that he directed while securing his MFA at NYU. And now comes a NSFW clip that’s about as teasing as a James Franco wink and smile. It’s called The Feast of Stephen, and apparently it’s winning some international acclaim?

“The film basically tracks one young man’s daydream from a New York basketball court to a sexualized beating in Central Park,” relays Movieline, based on WWII veteran and poet Anthony Hecht’s work.

Below, from a 2008 interview with Newsweek, Franco discusses his, uh, method: