Anne Hathaway and James Franco, seconds before lip-syncing for their lives.
By now we all know that James Franco likes dressing up in drag as much as he loves pie, and we know that from appearing on General Hospital, to studying for his doctorate, to snagging Oscar noms to making out with himself, there’s no limits to what he will do in the name of creativity or craziness, but America’s sexiest adjunct professor is about to take it to a whole new level.
I am beyond thrilled to report that for the April 25th series finale of this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, James Franco will appear as RuPaul’s special guest co-host!!! And unlike, RuPaul (who helms each weekly drag outing dressed in his male persona and in lady finery) Franco be co-hosting the show with RuPaul COMPLETELY IN DRAG.
Franc-ly, it seems a fitting way to wrap a season that’s featured the heavy-duty star talents of Oscar caliber thesps like Lily Tomlin and Chloe Sevigny. And what’s even more intense? He’ll be doing it during Exam Week everyone! He might have to take a few study breaks during the show, but, I don’t know about you, that’s a price I’m willing to pay. (Interior Illusions lounge = professor’s lounge.)
Is this bizarre? Maybe not? After all, Franco does have some experience in drag. From his Marilyn MonrOH NO YOU DIDN’T moment at this year’s Academy Award telecast, to this Candy Magazine cover he shot with Terry Richardson:
James is letting the river run with this ’80s power business lady look, but not his mascara.
I’m sure he’ll be able to dole out some sound advice to our Season Three queens, and he’ll probably Tweet photos of himself while he’s doing it! Also, if this is just some performance art prank thing then he better PERFORM because you know this season’s judges (Santino, Billy B and the queen of no bullsh*t Michelle Visage) will not settle for anything less.
Clearly, if the lad can hack his own arm off during a weekend trip to the desert gone wrong, I’m confident he can hold his own against the The Heathers or some Puerto Rican drag divas.
Best of all, the opportunties for Franco to deflate the furor around his heavily critiqued Oscars gig are boundless! Can we just start calling Ru “Man Hathaway?” Let them have it, James!
And don’t F*CK IT UP.
After the jump, hear what RuPaul herself has to say about her foxy, Oscar-worthy co-host to be!!! Can we expect some backstage Twitpics of Franco testing his tucking skills??
When asked for comment about working with Mr. Franco, the Supermodel of the World had this to say…
Thanks for playing, kids!!!
Yes, we’re just playin’ with ya!
The lovely Mr. Franco will not be co-hosting the Drag Race finale… But don’t you think he’d do a fantastic job??
But have a fierce weekend anyway…
And watch this hot sneak peek clip from this coming Monday’s new episode!
Manila’s straight-boy drag-sister Matt is adorable!!!
Need to catch up on RuPaul’s Drag Race? It’s getting closer to the finale and — Franco or not — you need to be ready, Hunty!!! Watch full episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Untucked at LogoTV.com!
And tell them Franco, sent ya!