Real Or Hoax? James Franco Tries To Pick Up 17-Year-Old On Instagram

Todd-Spence by Todd-Spence on Apr. 03, 2014

James Franco must be a real dirtbag...or a genius.

News broke today concerning Franco trying to pick up a 17 year-old girl through the wonderful world of Instagram.  The full story is Lucy Clode went to see Franco's show on Broadway and briefly met him outside during a quick autograph signing with fans, where Clode took video of her interaction with the Springbreakee.  The video has since been pulled from the internet, but I did happen to catch it along with Franco asking Clode to tag him in the video.

This is apparently how he found her on Instagram.  The two then engaged in messaging via Instagram which then graduated to texting.  I've seen better flirting between a farmer and his cattle.

Flash forward to today: Yeah yeah, the guy's a dirtbag, burn him at the stake, but hold on a second.  I'm smelling something a little fishy here and it's not his acting in Oz the Great and Powerful because that was one terrible movie.  All of this hub-bub is coming right before Franco's new film Palo Alto's release date, May 9th.  A movie in which Franco engages in a teacher/student relationship.  See where I'm going with this?  Watch the trailer below.

So now I'm not so sure if this is really that big of a scandal or just some genius way to get attention coming his way regarding a topic in which his film speaks on.  No one uses a billboard anymore apparently.

I just can't wait for Woody Allen to accidentally leak a picture of his dong two weeks before "A Penis in Peru" is released.

@Todd_Spence

133 comments
Aaron Gentzsch
Aaron Gentzsch

17 is legal in ny where he lives also so who care

Ana Estrada
Ana Estrada

hoax or not she doesn't look 17. lol

'Itz Stickz
'Itz Stickz

Publicity stunt. Seems to be the way lately for celebs. The racier and more scandalous the better

James Alford
James Alford

who gives a damn. its legal. everyday older men and women seduce and are seduced by younger people...

Corey Waller
Corey Waller

The same day this hit the web so did the trailer for his new movie which deals with this same exact topic. It's meant to be creepy it's meant to fool you and those of you out there that believe this hoax are idiots.

Cameron Koether
Cameron Koether

Though kindof douchey, Franco is actually a really intelligent guy who's pulled creative, meticulous stunts like this before. I'd be willing to bet this was planned .

Carl J Russell
Carl J Russell

He just wants fresh young stuff, dirt bag and no hoax or marketing strategy.

Albert Lopez
Albert Lopez

This stunt he pulled is genius... just think about the movie he has coming out!

Amartuvshing Eamar
Amartuvshing Eamar

screenjunkies stop posting recycled content, Post something new you scumbags!

Pat Luft
Pat Luft

Megan Anne Connolly-Sexton Courtney Zwieg

Jacob Contreras
Jacob Contreras

Actually there's quite a few states where 16 is consenting age. But this is just a publicity stunt for his new movie

James Long
James Long

It's fake. If it were real she would have met him and slept with him before going public with it and suing for a shit ton of money.

Victoria Packett
Victoria Packett

Her parents. If that bitch aint getting pregnant and bringing in the dough.

Christopher Wayne
Christopher Wayne

I think he was probably interested but happens to also be in line with new movie plot. I think it was not a fake but a very good coincidence, she is hot, I probably would have done the same...

Yusra Said
Yusra Said

He's incredibly intelligent...he might reveal the truth truth after the film is released

David Walls
David Walls

Charlie Sheen simply calls this "Winning!"