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

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  • James Franco

  • James Franco

  • James Franco

  • James Franco

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

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.

9. This Mustache

His dad ’stache ranks among the most intense (and smug) in Hollywood.


8. His Alleged BFF-Ship With Lindsay Lohan

If you roll with the Lohan, you’re gonna get burned.


7. This Extremely James Franco-ish James Franco Music Video

Seriously, have you ever SEEN so much concentrated James Franco all in one place?

6. James Franco Makes Out With Himself

Welcome to Franco’s wet dream.


5. His Super Judge-y Essay On Girls

Sure, there may be a few things about the controversial show that make us nuts sometimes, but James’ essay seemed a tad mean to us. It’s just a comedy, dude.


4. He Has a Hissy Fit When An Interviewer Makes A Joke

While recording an episode of WTF, Franco made a comment about taking himself so seriously back in his Freaks & Geeks days. “Good thing you don’t do that anymore,” cracked host Marc Maron. Franco was displeased, and was extremely uncomfortable for the of the interview, thus proving Maron’s point.

3. He Made Us Look At His Ass On His Cover Of Flaunt

No, we’re not actually going to post it. Then he’d win.


2. He Ripped On Twilight, You Guys!

Franco took to the esteemed highbrow pages of the Paris Review in order to critique the teen franchise. “For a film that claims to be sexually responsible, the Twilight movies are awfully dependent on teenage sex to attract viewers. The actors prance about like pieces of meat, their disturbingly developed bodies on full display; Taylor Lautner’s rippling teenage chest is just a little better than the child beauty-pageant stars at the end of Little Miss Sunshine.”


1. Ruining The 2011 Academy Awards

It’s true, you know it.

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