Try Tinder! Did James Franco Try To Hook Up With A 17-Year-Old On Instagram?


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We always assumed that being a movie star meant that you never have a dull moment. But apparently James Franco spent Tuesday night alone in his apartment trying to pick girls up via Instagram…JUST LIKE US! But when the girl told him that she was still 17, Franco took us all to Creepy County, USA.

It all started when the 35-year-old actor was exiting Manhattan’s Longacre Theatre following his performance in Of Mice And Men, when a pretty young fan named Lucy took an Instagram video. “You gotta tag me,” he can be heard saying in the clip, making her life in the process. She tags him, but things take a turn for the weird when Franco begins to direct message her.

Her excitement soon turns to confusion as he wastes NO time trying to meet up and hook up. Immediately after saying “Hi,” he asks her where she lives, if she has a boyfriend, and her age. She admits that she won’t be 18 until May, but that doesn’t stop Franco from asking for her number and hotel!

Considering Lucy put screencaps of the convo up on Imgur, we’re going to guess that he struck out with Lucy, which is probably good news for the James Franco legal defense team. Head up to the gallery above for the complete cringe-worthy text! And when you’re done, let’s continue with a rundown of our favorite questionable moments from Franco…

12. This Creepy Spring Breakers Promo Pic


It aimed for hot, but it just freaked us out.


11. Beef With NYU Professor


James’ NYU professor was allegedly fired after he gave the actor a “D” in his class. For his part, Franco missed 12 out of the 14 classes, and referred to the prof as “an awful teacher.” We imagine the twitpic from above was from one of the 2 classes he did attend.


10. Ruining Threesomes For Vanessa Hudgens

"Springbreakers' Photocall at TIFF, Toronto

V-Hudge’s threesome scene with Franco was apparently so awkward that it put her off them for life. “It was very nerve-racking for me. I told my agent that I never want to do it ever again.” We point the finger at Franco for this one.

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