I don’t think I need to tell you that Spring Breakers, the latest hit film from Harmony Korine starring James Franco and a slew of Disney kids (Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, etc) is out in theaters. In fact, you’ve probably already gone to see it and its only been out for a few days, so, there’s that. We at CampusRiot enjoy a good party now and then, especially during spring break, but I do have to confess that I find the concept behind Spring Breakers more than a little confusing. From IMDB:
“Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do some dirty work.”
Anyone else find this a little disturbing? My ideal spring break doesn’t include becoming besties with a “drug and arms dealer” named Alien. Call me a prude but it’s just not my style. Whatever.
Anyway, it turns out that James Franco has his own special YouTube channel, and last night he took to promoting Spring Breakers with the help of his grandma and co-star Ashley Benson. He posted two exclusive (read: he thinks they’re cool) videos within an hour of each other, both of which you can check out below. The first? Franco’s grandma has a special message for all of you:
And then there’s this…
All that these videos prove is that James Franco is weird. And more importantly, James Franco doesn’t think he’s weird. In fact, James Franco thinks he’s awesome. Hmm… No comment.