Portland group hopes to Kickstart erotic fiction about James Franco

Portland group hopes to Kickstart erotic fiction about James Franco

In news seemingly ripped from a Portlandia sketch, an Oregon-based publishing group and art press has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Fucking James Franco, a “collection of erotic fiction that describes hypothetical sexual encounters with the greatest American actor, writer, and visual artist of all time.” They must lay the irony on pretty thick up there in the Pacific Northwest. Prospective  contributors—local artists, writers, and musicians—will explore their illicit fantasies about Franco, in a print book that will probably be sold at Urban Outfitters.

Then again, would it really be that surprising if somehow Franco were behind this himself as some kind of performance piece, perhaps planning to read it aloud? (Though obviously, he doesn't need a Kickstarter account to make his wildest sexual fantasies come true.) Whatever the case, the campaign's goal is $2000, with suggested donations ranging from $3 to $150. Unfortunately, if you donate $150, you do not actually get to fuck James Franco. He's cheap, but not that cheap.