Actor James Franco (Milk) is branching out—in almost every creative way possible. He’s already a movie star, (and about to co-star with Julia Roberts in the movie version of the hottest novel in recent years, Eat, Pray, Love) but recently has added a recurring role on General Hospital to his repertoire, created a performance-art piece about it, enrolled in five colleges (Columbia, NYU, Brooklyn College, Yale, and Rhode Island School of Design) and is now having a downtown solo art show in New York curated by Alanna Heiss, founder of P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center. His show, called The Dangerous Book For Boys includes sculpture, drawing, photography, film, and video, and focuses on the “sexual confusion” of adolescence, according to Heiss. Franco agrees. “I feel like shows or films that deal with kids, they’re playing to all these sexual feelings that you have at that age, but they don’t fully admit to it. So I kind of try to draw that out. I like the idea that I can make people look at entertainment in a different way," said Franco. "And to the extent that my public persona allows me to do that, I'm doing it."
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