Besides starring in movies, producing movies, working for various diplomas and occasionally “chatting” with underage fans, James Franco apparently finds time for literary pursuits – like the short story he recently penned for Vice magazine. Franco’s work will be published in the fiction issue of Vice and centers on a character called “Lindsay Lohan”. Now there’s an unexpected plot twist.

James Franco
James Franco wrote a short story about Lindsay Lohan.

The story reads much less like fiction than actual recollections from Franco’s life, but we’ll never know. In it, Franco visits Lohan in the Chateau Marmont hotel (from where Lohan was once reportedly banned thanks to an unpaid bill). He reads her Salinger stories, listens to her ramble about her memories, and zones out on a giant Gucci billboard of himself outside. But he still plays with the idea of whether the entire encounter is made up, writing: "Do you think I've created this? This dragon girl, lion girl, Hollywood hellion, terror of Sunset Boulevard, minor in the clubs, Chateau Demon? Do you think this is me?"

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But it's not what you might think.

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The story, despite being overly wordy, doesn’t really fall in line with the list of Lindsay Lohan’s list of celebrity lovers. The list, which Lohan reportedly made as part of her treatment in rehab, included Franco’s name. It was infamously leaked in three separate parts, reportedly without Lohan’s consent. 

The Franco in the story, however, is perfectly tame. "We're not going to have sex. If you want to come in, I'll read you a story," he tells her. " … Now we were lying in bed. I wasn't going to f--- her. She had her head on my shoulder. She started to talk. I let her."