James Franco and Lana Del Rey's friendship is a likely a weird performance art piece none of us will ever truly understand.
But that doesn't keep us from finding their whole implicating the celebrity artifice shtick extremely fascinating. So when Penguin Random House announced last week that Franco had co-written a book about the singer entitled "Flip-Side: Real and Imaginary Conversations With Lana Del Rey," we clicked the pre-order button faster than you can say, "Remember when straight James Franco interviewed gay James Franco?"
According to The Independent (and a common sense interpretation of its title), the book will include both real and fictional conversations with the Del Rey. It is currently unknown to what extent the two artists are trolling literally everyone.
To celebrate the James Franco-Lana Del Rey-ness of it all, we decided to do do some fact/fiction combining of our own with an old-fashioned "Did he say it?" quiz. Behold: Real or Imaginary James Franco Quotes About Lana Del Rey. See if you can figure out what is true (or if any of us can, ever.)
Real or Imaginary James Franco Quotes About Lana Del Rey
1. "She is one who has been so disappointed by life, she had to create her own world. Just let her live in it."
2. "When I watch her stuff, when I listen to her stuff, I am reminded of everything I love about Los Angeles. I am sucked into a long gallery of Los Angeles cult figurines, and cult people, up all night like vampires and bikers."
3. "I am a performer and she is a performer."
4. "I understand Lana's ethereal power, because I too am more powerful than my earth body."
5. "We go to Coney Island and hang out. "
6. "I would say she's America embodied, but she's not a body. She's a spirit in a corporeal trap."
7. "I would have sex with her music."
8. "She walks the line between the real and the imaginary -- if there's even a difference between the two."
9. "She isn’t made for this earth."
10. "It’s like an awesome B-movie that lives in Lana’s head. It’s about her, and it’s not about her. Just like her music. "
11. "We drive down the California coastline, watching rain."
12. "Sometimes Lana doesn’t know what to say in interviews, so she plays into the idea that her songs are her, and not her creations."
13. "I wanted to interview Lana for a book and she said, 'Just write around me, it’s better if it’s not my own words. It’s almost better if you don’t get me exactly, but try.'”
14. "We're not together in the sexual sense. But our creative souls do figure eight flips when our corporeal beings make contact."
15. "It's like we're both just tiny parakeets, trapped in the cast-iron cage of fame. But instead of quietly perching, we try to flip that cage on itself."
16. "Some fans say we're pretentious, but that shows me they're thinking within the confines of earth. But Lana and I, we're free from that kind of limitation."
17. "Lana spends a lot of time alone because everyone wants in."
18. "Sometimes I theorize we were born as one."
19. "She is made to live in the world she creates."
20. "She said to me, 'The rain is American in a way.' I knew what she meant: like each plop plop was a star on the flag. Each splish splash a Marilyn Monroe in a coffin."
21. "The only difference between Lana and me is her haunting voice."
22. "To understand Lana is to understand pretending. See, I understand that -- or am I just pretending to?"
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