James Franco Answers For Half-Nude Selfies: “It’s What The People Want!”

james-franco-naked-selfieThere’s a method to James Franco‘s recent selfie madness. You’ve only been conditioned to think his famed half-nude bathroom photo sesh was strange because “bloggers…just take it and use whatever they want.”

Damn bloggers.

Internationally influential poet/author/artist/actor/activist James Franco visited David Letterman last night to say exactly what his brother Dave couldn’t on Conan earlier this week in an official explanation for his wild Instagram addiction.

“To me it’s just a fun thing, it’s something I don’t put a ton of thought into, but it gets a lot of attention,” he said.

But why the nudes? (Why not, really.)

“It’s not like I’m putting that on billboards. Ostensibly Instagram is for my fans. But now all the bloggers are on there so they’ll just take it and use whatever they want.”

Stop it, bloggers. These are for the fans. “It’s what the people want.”

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  • middleagespread

    Not what I want to see when he Lois as crunchy as a bowl of granola

  • WuzUpYall


  • pierrot

    What people want is a nude selfie, so please move that hand away James ;)

  • MrKev

    God, I’m so sick and tired of this guy and his attention-seeking. He’s not even all that. I’m also sick and tired of Queerty and their multiple stories about this guy.

  • SteveDenver

    James, I wanted this 10 years ago when you were in your suave mode.

    Please get your brother Dave to put up some flesh pix: he’s tiny, but perfect.

  • Captain Obvious


  • babybabybaby

    I want it….

  • Billy Budd

    He may not be beautiful like a supermodel, and he is not very young anymore, but he is extremely talented.

  • CarrollAP

    @pierrot: Amen to that, move the hand! He is hot!

  • jckfmsincty

    He looks much better in clothing.

  • coltonblack

    He’s looking a bit desperate IMO

  • sejjo

    Democratic to a fault! Does it for the people – give me back my heart James!

  • jmmartin

    I do not know, nor do I care, what the people want. What *I* want is for Mr. Franco to come out of the closet or demonstrate that he is something other than a prick tease.

  • crowebobby

    A little rant that’s not completely apropos. I thought Franco looked exceptionally handsome on the Letterman show. And I’m sure he’s brilliant and talented, but it drives me crazy when people (male and female) who earn millions, at least partly on their looks, can’t be bothered to stay in shape. (See the selfie in question.) Ditto Ashton Kutcher in
    “Two and Half Men.” He’s still gorgeous (to me) and obviously clever if not the greatest actor in the world , but his body looks like crap for a movie star of his age and for one that’s playing someone who’s character is supposed to be insanely hot. What happened to the show-biz ethic that kept people like Marlene Dietrich maintaining the same waistline into their 70’s?

  • odawg

    Media whore!

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