So, James Franco read Lindsay Lohan a bedtime story called “A Perfect Day for Banafish.”
Or, at least, he did as much in a new short story he wrote for Vice called “Bungalo 89,” as part of their new fiction issue.
“Once upon a time a guy, a Hollywood guy, read some Salinger to a young woman who hadn’t read him before. Let’s call this girl Lindsay,” he writes at one point in the story, which is said to be a work of fiction, but includes a number of real people and events.
“She was a Hollywood girl, but a damaged one. I knew that she would like Salinger, because most young women do. I read her two of the Nine Stories, ‘A Perfect Day for Bananafish’ and ‘For Esmé—with Love and Squalor.’”
Later, he addresses the rumor which surfaced earlier this year, that the two had slept together.
“Now we were lying in bed,” the tale continues. “I wasn’t going to f–k her. She had her head on my shoulder. She started to talk. I let her.”
The conclusion of the odd-yet-entertaining bit of prose again aims at Lohan. “Every night Lindsay looked for me, and I hid,” Franco writes. “Out the window was Hollywood.”