James Franco as "Alien" in Spring Breakers
Here’s an inspired double feature for you. Sunday afternoon, Uncomfortable Brunch screens Spring Breakers
, a breakneck spree of sex, drugs and crime from noted indie squirm-inducer Harmony Korine. Along with former Disney Channel tween stars Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens playing gun-toting co-eds, the film stars a chameleonic James Franco as a drug dealer named Alien. The cornrowed, grill-sporting Alien drew immediate comparisons to cult rapper Riff Raff since – uh – he looks and sounds exactly like Riff Raff. But Korine and Franco both claim that the character is actually based on since-incarcerated St. Pete rapper Dangeruss. Riff Raff himself disagreed, threatening to file a lawsuit and even mocking Franco by playing a character named Jamie Franko on soap opera One Life to Live
– a send-up of Franco’s time on General Hospital
. Still with us? This Sunday, you can create your own informed opinion, since Riff Raff plays Soundbar mere hours after the screening of Spring Breakers
. Judge for yourself.
| 1 p.m. Sunday, March 4 | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | uncomfortablebrunch.com
Riff Raff | 7 p.m. Sunday, March 4 | Soundbar, 37 W. Pine St. | ticketfly.com