James Franco Writes Short Story About Spending The Night With Lindsay Lohan At The Chateau Marmont
James Franco published a short story fictionalizing his encounters with Lindsay Lohan when the two were living at the Chateau Marmont.
James Franco: I Never Slept With Lindsay Lohan
In May, Franco insisted that he had never slept with Lohan despite being named on Lohan’s alleged ‘conquest list,’ but he did reveal his odd friendship with the troubled star. Speaking with Howard Stern, Franco admitted that the two were friends years ago when they were both living at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood.
“I guess you could say we were friends, although I hesitate to say that because every time I brought her back into my life or tried to be nice, it just turned really lame and stupid,” Franco told Stern at the time.
"Bungalow 89" By James Franco
Franco insisted that Lohan had a crush on him and wanted to be more than friends, but that he did not return the feelings and was only being nice. One night, he recounted, Lohan snuck into his hotel room at 3 in the morning. This incident is described in a poem from Franco’s poetry book, Directing Herbert White, and is, again, featured in his new short story for Vice titled “Bungalow 89.”
“Lindsay Lohan was there too. The Chateau was her home, and the staff were her servants. She got my room key. One night she came in at 3 a.m. I woke up on the couch, trying not to look surprised. Instead of f—king her, I read her a short story about a neglected daughter,” Franco writes in “Bungalow 89.”
— James Franco (@JamesFrancoTV) June 10, 2014
The narrator of “Bungalow 89” is named James, and the story alludes to many events that occurred in Franco’s career, including his failed attempt at hosting the Oscars and his working relationship with Gus Van Sant, who directed him in Milk. Furthermore, mixed within the story are a few photos of Franco himself, and a painting of Lohan, purposefully teasing the reader about the line between fact and fiction.
In the story, Franco introduces Lohan as “a Hollywood girl,” who bothers James, the narrator, until he agrees to let her come up to his room and read her a bedtime story.
“Once upon a time a guy, a Hollywood guy, read some Salinger to a young woman who hadn’t read him before. Let’s call this girl Lindsay. She was a Hollywood girl, but a damaged one,” Franco writes.
Franco repeats his claim that Lohan is “damaged” once again later in the story and muses on the negative consequences of being awarded with fame for bad behavior.
“I ran my fingers through her hair and thought about this girl sleeping on my chest, our fictional Hollywood girl, Lindsay. What will she do? I hope she gets better. You see, she is famous now. She was famous because she was a talented child actress, and now she’s famous because she gets into trouble. She is damaged,” he writes.
Franco’s goal in publishing the story is a mystery, but what is clear is that he insists that he did not sleep with that woman.
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