If you haven’t heard of James Franco’s hot younger brother Dave Franco, then you are wasting your life. We’ve been obsessively riding the Dave Franco bandwagon since he uploaded the hilarious “Acting With James Franco” on FunnyorDie.com about five years ago.
Since then he’s made a name for himself making funny shorts for FunnyorDie.com namely because most of his videos feature tons of man loving.
We mean that like, he hooks up with dudes in the videos and it’s the greatest thing ever.
“It is one of these things where people ask me, ‘why do you make videos like this?’ It is not like I am intentionally thinking, ‘I am going to make this very homoerotic video.’ I am drawn towards things and make things that feel different and original. I don’t know why they always end up having gay themes but that is the way that it is,” Dave tells Hollyscoop at the press junket in New Orleans for his new movie, Now You See Me.
He’s got “You’re So Hot With Chris Mintz-Plasse” where he and Chris exchange “Your So Hot”-ism’s like, “You’re so hot, I wanna smoke bath salts and eat your d*ck off.”
That was the least vulgar line, by the way.
Even when he makes a video that you think is purely hetero, like, “Would You Rather” where he hooks up with his best girlfriend, he pulls off the covers at the last minute to reveal she has a penis.
He also makes love to himself in “Go F*ck Yourself” where he literally does that.
Funny, hot, controversial? Sure. Either way, Dave, don’t stop doing what you’re doing because you have a huge gay following (and chick following).
“I think there is a gay following,” he tells us, “The ones I know about are amazing and once they are onboard they are there the whole way. I would love for that to continue.”
So, any new projects in the pipeline for Dave? Gay or otherwise?
“I am working on a comedy called Townies. It is a big Seth Rogen comedy and it is very homoerotic. A lot of male nudity. A lot of penis jokes,” he adds.
In case “Dave Franco,” “male nudity” and “penis jokes” in the same sentence wasn’t enough to jump-start your daydreams, Zac Efron is also in it. We’ll let that soak in.
When you run out of Dave Franco comedy shorts online, you can see Dave in the epic-magician-thriller-bank-heist flick Now You See Me, which hits theaters on May 31.
Apparently, Dave Franco’s penis is less impressive than DeAndre Jordan’s. We learn this and other fun “facts” (Franco can’t rap…or jump!) in Franco’s latest slightly NSFW video for Funny or Die, “Real Life H-O-R-S-E!”
The title says it all: We watch Dave and DeAndre compete in series of absurdly escalating challenges. Basketball is only the beginning.
EW talked with Franco about his Funny or Die collaborations, stripping down with DeAndre, and his desire to one day direct.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How’d the idea come about?
DAVE FRANCO: So for all of our Funny or Die videos, I typically write them and it’s a pretty quick turnaround. Feasibly I could write it and we could be filming the next day and have it up online a week later. So it’s very rewarding to have that quick of a turnaround. And this particular project, I don’t now, I guess I’m drawn toward videos that have a game element to them. For example, our past videos—the “You’re So Hot” video and “Would You Rather?”video, they all have a game element. And I think why people are maybe drawn to those types of projects is because it maybe feels a little more engaging where the audience can keep track of the score and kind of know how far along they are in the video based on where they are in the game. I think in general it just feels a little more engaging.
With the quick turnaround, what was the writing process like: did you sit down and hash it out in a day, lock yourself in a room somewhere, or was it more loose?
We’ve been doing these videos for Funny or Die for the last few years. Each time out I’ve been trying to top myself and we want to make each video better than the last. And because of that we don’t pump out videos every week, every other week. It takes a while for me to come up with an idea that I feel strongly enough about — but once I do come up with an idea that I do feel passionate about, the writing process is generally pretty quick. This one, I pumped out the first draft in an hour or two. But of course over the next week or so I polished it. This one was tough to get going mainly because we needed to find an NBA star that had a sense of humor and who was willing to make fun of themselves, and that’s tough because these professional athletes have an image to uphold. And DeAndre ended up being the perfect fit.
A friendly game of H-O-R-S-E turns into a cutthroat series of competitions between actor Dave Franco and LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan.
hey guys, it’s dave.
i’m posting a new video to Funny Or Die tomorrow– be sure to check it out!
i’ll let the poster speak for itself…
Dave Franco (21 Jump Street, Fright Night, Scrubs) and Talia Tabin (TV’s Parks and Recreation) are childhood friends who find themselves in increasingly awkward and funny situations when their game of “Would You Rather” takes an unexpected twist— the choices they make start coming true. For the first time ever, they can make anything come true, just by offering it as an option in the game. Will they use their power to make their fantasies become reality, or will the temptation to mess with each other be too much to resist? Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad, Kick-Ass) and Dave’s mother, Betsy Franco co-star
I’ve added screencaps of Davy’s latest Funny or Die video, You’re So Hot: Part Deux with Chris Mintz-Plasse, to the gallery. Enjoy!
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