Magazine February 5, 2018, Issue

Robespierre in Hollywood

James Franco (left) with Stephen Colbert, January 9, 2018 (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)
The post-Weinstein revolution has reached its Terror phase

‘Pandora doesn’t go back in the box. He only comes out,” James Franco’s character says in Pineapple Express. Having worn a “Time’s Up” pin to signify his feminist awokening during the Golden Globes ceremony, Franco found himself called out for sexual infractions on social media during the actual ceremony. Two days later, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Franco was having a hard time shoving Pandora back in the box.

Hollywood’s renaissance dude — his résumé includes film adaptations of As I Lay Dying and The Sound and the Fury as well as films people actually saw, often involving nudity

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