James Franco’s K-Fed makeover: hot, hilarious or just ridiculous?

Bedhead included the first photo of James Franco on the set of Spring Breakers in her post the other day, but I think many of you missed it. So here you go – a post devoted solely to Franco’s transformation into some kind of cornrowed, Kevin Federline-like rapper-pimp (?). I actually think Franco’s character is supposed to be some kind of pimp or dealer-type. Funny story: Spring Breakers is being directed by Harmony Korine, who is like some kind of hipster God (and former boyfriend of Chloe Sevigny). It makes sense that James Franco and Harmony Korine know each other. It does not make sense that Korine is directing a spring break film with a bunch of Disney starlets.

As for Franco’s transformation… it actually makes me like him more. I had lost interest in Franco for a while, when it seemed like he was going to be absorbed in some sort of life-as-performance-art thing that only true “artists” would understand. Plus, I hated how he phoned it in for last year’s Oscars. So, he was annoying me. These photos are not annoying me. I’m surprised to see that Franco has… a good body? Am I seeing that right? His physique looks hot. I like the tattoos too (they’re probably fake). I would never date a guy with cornrows (or gold teeth, for that matter), but I understand “the look” and I’m enjoying it.

Oh, and CB sent me this interview with Franco from Refinery 29, that weird hipster outlet. Before I get to the interview, have you seen this “commercial” that Franco did for 7 For All Mankind? He’s a songwriter now, you know.

OMG. As for the interview, Franco doesn’t say anything groundbreaking. He wears boxer briefs in “all the colors”. He loves Gucci and American Apparel underwear. When asked if there’s anything he’s not good at, he says, “I don’t really cook. Um, I fart a lot.” My favorite part is when he’s talking about his Spring Breakers costar Selena Gomez. He’s asked about her fan base and he says, “I’m sure Selena has crazier fans. I was told today by these two twins that are working on the movie that Selena Gomez has the second most number of followers on Instagram. Behind only the love of her life, Justin Bieber.” As for Bieber, Franco says, “I haven’t met Justin but I’m definitely Team Selena.”

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. marlee says:

    This actually works a little TOO well on him, IMO…… creepin me out, Franky….

  2. Coco says:

    10 more years and he is going to have some rad moobs.

  3. TheOriginalKitten says:

    He reminds me of a lot of the people I went to art school with (make of that what you will) so I guess I have a weird fondness/familiarity thing with him.

  4. Maya says:

    This movie sounds like it’s going to be a hot mess, but these pictures are pretty amusing.

  5. OMSS says:

    This is why I am in love with this guy! He is not afraid to make a fool of himself! LOL!!!

  6. Relli says:

    LOL I love James Franco the performance artist. Ever since F&G I have been the biggest fan.

  7. Jackie says:

    this makes me dislike him even more.

    we get it james franco, you’re sooo smart.

    although, that commercial did make me chuckle.

  8. someone says:

    i love james franco but…i am absolutely terrified. i’m just gonna go and google some GQ photos of him now to help erase these previous images….

  9. BlackMamba says:

    Lainey is in love with “Gangster Franco” and so am I! And normally I cannot stand Franco and his ART. I think I’m gonna go see that movie when it comes out. Thanks for the post Kaiser :)

  10. podzol says:

    Hahahaha! OMG Franco is the gift that keeps on giving. This is brilliant!

  11. cmc says:

    This movie set looks so fun! I bet they’re having a blast.

  12. Katren says:

    I think he looks douchey as ever, and like he hasn’t worked out in ages! Moobs everywhere!

  13. layla says:

    Its sad that this guy takes himself too seriously most of the time… because he can be amazing. And this is all kinds of amazing! -haha.

  14. Ursaline says:

    That’s awesome. I’ll bet he jumped at a chance to avoid taking himself seriously here.

  15. Str8Shooter says:

    Such CLASS in Hollywood today. Gee, I wonder if Cary Grant or Laurence Olivier ever talked openly in interviews about how much they FART??


  16. DavidBowie says:

    The cap he’s wearing says it all.

  17. lucy2 says:

    I’m sure at some point he’ll try to spin this as some sort of Art.

  18. angel says:

    Hot and hilarious. Casper Smart better hope Jlo doesn’t see these pics – Gangster Franco is just her type.

  19. Ariya says:

    My its because I’m a heartless shrew, but all I see are bird arms and an A cup in moobs.

  20. the original bellaluna says:

    He looks like a “PopoZao”-spouting fool. So, if that’s the look they’re going for, good job then, I guess.

  21. Meanchick says:

    Why do I suddenly want chicken wings?

  22. Agnes says:

    his usual douchiness, it seems like.

  23. Eener says:

    Weird torso in that first pic. Awful moobs. Rotten dot com.

  24. Jessica says:

    OOHH!!! Mamma likey!! He is a dam fine piece of meat!!!

  25. sup says:

    i don’t like him for the same reasons as everybody else. but this transformation is kinda hilarious. they got kfat’s exact. also makes you realize how ridic z-listers try to make themselves look, trying to garner attention with hair, fake tans, bad tats etc… especially “reality” “stars”… take a look at one and you’ve seen them all…

  26. fallen says:

    I think its hilarious. I find him oddly interesting and kinda hot but his brother is way hotter. Maybe I’ll check out this movie when it out. LOL

  27. skuddles says:

    Kid Rock’s sexually ambiguous and whole lot more pretentious little bro…

  28. lflips says:

    This is funny, he looks pretty natural in this “look”.

  29. liaser says:

    Why is he in a movie with a bunch of dinsey stars? For gods sake man you hosted the oscars(though terrible)and nominated for a 127 hours! How did he go from Spiderman and 127 hours to this?

  30. dahuar says:

    Has he lost it? Why is he doing this?