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James Franco, Music Video Auteur

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By Bryan Hood | The more things change, the more they stay the same. Though 2013 is only 20 days young, James Franco is proving to be just as busy as ever. There’s his heavily anticipated, and sure to be Oscar nominated role, in Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers,” the trailer for which hit the Internet two days ago, and he’s currently at Sundance promoting not one, but two films, “Interior. Leather. Bar.” and “Kink.” But since all of that wasn’t enough, he went and directed a video for his and Tim O’Keefe’s spoken word “music” project “Daddy,” which Vice premiered on Friday. “Love in the Old Days (Kolour Kult Remix)” is just as weird as any of the Franco-directed clips that have surfaced in recent months (except for that one that wasn’t actually directed by him), but maybe because it’s for his own band, and thus something he has more connection to, it doesn’t feel all that bewildering. It’s still undeniably odd, focusing on an occult ritual that’s about to get really creepy and blood drenched, but it fits well with the goth industrial dance vibe of the song. Oh, and for anyone worried that Franco stayed behind the camera for the entire thing, we’re 95% sure that’s him that shows up sporting a goatee and a ragged blonde wig in a few out of focus shots throughout.

Image: “Love in the Old Days (Kolour Kult Remix)”/YouTube

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