Art & Design

James Franco Parodies Shia LaBeouf Video, Art World Dies a Little Inside

Art & Design

James Franco Parodies Shia LaBeouf Video, Art World Dies a Little Inside

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If you frequent the Internet, you may have seen a motivational film by renowned performance artist Shia LaBeouf saying the words “Just Do It” over and over again with the intensity of someone having a hernia. The video was a collaboration with two students from Central Saint Martins because sure.

Now another celebrated artist, James Franco, has appropriated LaBeouf’s film (that’s art speak for stole), in an act so daring, so unprecedented, Jerry Saltz must be literally pooping his pants right now.

Wearing a very tight Adidas t-shirt and grey boxer briefs (we dare you not to stare at his man-bulge), Franco displays the commitment and intensity that has turned him into the deeply respected actor, artist, director and human he is today. The parody is funny because in LaBeouf’s film, it kinda looks like he’s trying to take a poop.