Franco writes story about Lohan
10:31am Wednesday 11th June 2014 in © Press Association 2014
James Franco has written a story about not sleeping with Lindsay Lohan.
The 127 Hours actor composed the work of fiction, entitled Bungalow 89, for Vice magazine.
Earlier this year James dismissed reports that he bedded Lindsay, after he was said to have appeared on a list of her celebrity conquests.
Now James has written a short story, set in luxury Hollywood hotel Chateau Marmont.
It features a "damaged"..."Hollywood girl", who he called Lindsay, telling him: "I just want to sleep on your couch. I'm lonely."
He writes: "She knocked on the door. She was in her pyjamas. She had bare feet."
But he writes that instead of sleeping together, he read her a story.
"I knew that she would like (JD) Salinger, because most young women do. I read her two of the Nine Stories," James wrote.
But his efforts did not go down well with some readers, who criticised the "name-dropping" and dubbed it "pretentious" and "boring".
Other critics speculated it was a comment on the current state of celebrity, with James writing, "I hope she gets better. You see, she is famous. She was famous because she was a talented child actress, and now she's famous because she gets into trouble... I suppose a tabloid-performance run is limited for anyone."