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