Performance artist Kalup Linzy and "surprise guest" were the headliners celebrating Campari's 150th anniversary Sunday night in New York City. The "surprise" was actor James Franco who made quite the scene, reports NYMag.
"[D]rag-ish performance artist and Guggenheim fellow Kalup Linzy, came out onto the makeshift stage in what appeared to be a studded gold lamé wetsuit — bare-armed, barefoot, with a flower in his hair, singing gorgeously before a six-piece band. A couple of songs in, after the Voguers did their mirroring strut, Franco got up in a tuxedo, his hair slicked back, looking a little like Christian Bale in American Psycho: assessing, aloof, addled. Plopped onto a red velour wing chair in the middle of the small stage, clutching a microphone, his role in the performance was to stare with arrogant fascination at Linzy's ample ass, as the singer performed torch songs about bad men. Franco looked sleek, game, and sincerely confused, and sang badly on their duet, which was Nicolette Larson's "Lotta Love." Much of the crowd didn't seem to know who he was."
Nothing on the YouTubes—yet!—but more photos at ARTInfo.