Personally, I love James Franco and will be supportive of all his peculiar and interesting endeavors until he gives me reason to do otherwise. And as usual, the man of too any hyphenates to list, has his hands working through a bit of everything around Hollywood. This morning saw the anticipated release of not one but two trailers for Spring Breakers, in which he stars as the bizarro rapper, gangster, lover Alien—cornrows, grill, guns, and all—going so far into his "hard" persona, you almost forget about his Harry Osborn days of yore.
And with Sundance kicking off tonight, we’ve talked about our anticipation for Interior. Leather bar., the film he co-directed with Travis Mathews that re-imagines the lost forty minutes of William Friedkin’s Cruising—but just one Franco-centric premiere at Sundance? Blasphemy! No, the festival will feature second documentary priemere from him, that too proves to take on a controversial sexual subject matter.
Premiering at the festival this Saturday night, the Franco-produced documentary, Kink, explores the Internet’s largest producer of BSDM content, Kink.com. The film looks to give insight into the inner workings of the production company and debunk the negative connotations associated with the BSDM lifestyle. Shot by Christina Voros, Franco’s long time cinematographer/contributor, it appears he will once again be pushing the envelope and diving into territory all his own.
Check out trailer for both of his Sundance debuts below, as well as a video from the time he interviewed our reigning queen of performance art, Marina Abramovic—because, why not?