'Paley, Tither-Kaplan and reps for Franco did not respond to requests for comment.James Franco was speechless as he landed in NYC on Monday night with his brother Dave Franco by his side.But Saoirse Ronan and female members of SNL want the world to know that these incidents are not new and have in fact happened throughout history.
Sheedy said that she was volunteering at the famed La Guardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan when Franco came in to speak with the students while he was appearing on Broadway.Sarah Tither-Kaplan was among those who publicly denounced Franco's behavior, with the actress going after Franco for his alleged mistreatment of actresses on his sets.'Hey James Franco, nice #timesup pin at the #Golden Globes, remember a few weeks ago when you told me the full nudity you had me do in two of your movies for 0/day wasn't exploitative because I signed a contract to do it? Studio 4, which had outposts in New York and Los Angeles, closed its doors back in October without warning or explanation.Also speaking out against Franco was Violet Paley, who tweeted: 'Cute #TIMESUP pin James Franco.Talented: Making their point alongside the 23-year-old actress were talented players (pictured from left to right) Cecily Strong, Kate Mc Kinnon, and Aidy Bryant.Leslie Jones and Melissa Villasenor also starred in the piece It was much in the style of the girl group pop videos the castmembers have done over the years complete with swings, lollipops, and bright pastel backgrounds.'The performers including Saoirse said that they have been talking about it for hundreds of years.They proceeded to show Melissa in many different scenarios including being burned at the stake during the Salem witch trials, a woman with a sign about voting during the suffragette movement, Rosie The Riveter, and a woman working in an office during the sexual revolution in the Sixties.Remember the time you pushed my head down in a car towards your exposed penis & that other time you told my friend to come to your hotel when she was 17?After you had already been caught doing that to a different 17 year old?She also retweeted a number of Tither-Kaplan's posts, who followed up her tweet about exploitative nudity by writing: 'Hey James Franco, now that you have a Golden Globe why don't you give speaking roles that don't require nudity in your upcoming films to the dozens of women who have done full nudity sex scenes in your indie films and art projects? I can't afford to say "no".' She then explained: 'And if I do say "no" to an offer, or even try to negotiate for myself, I risk getting labeled as "difficult", "ungrateful", a "diva", and never getting another opportunity again.'Tither-Kaplan is hoping however that this might all finally change in the wake of this watershed moment.'The film Tither-Kaplan seems to be referencing in these tweets is The Long Home, which is directed by Franco and stars an eclectic cast of actors including Ashton Kutcher, Courtney Love, Robin Lord Taylor, Annaleigh Tipton, Josh Hutcherson and Oscar-winner Timothy Hutton.'Pretty sure Zoe Levin and Courtney Love are both fully clothed and have lines in the Long Home and if you signed a contract to do said scenes you have nothing to complain about next time don't take the gig,' wrote one social media user in response to Tither-Kaplan's post. 'She later took the time to explain her situation as a working actress who is holding down three to four jobs at a time.'When you are a struggling, unrepresented, non-union actor who doesn't have a trust fund, life is very different than for an actor who is known, union, and repped. 'I hope that the system of exploiting people under the guise of giving them opportunities changes now that #TIMESUP , but only time will tell if it does,' she wrote. Nite love ya,' wrote Sheedy at the start of the telecast.'Ok wait. Christian Slater and James Franco at a table on @goldenglobes #Me Too,' said Sheedy an hour into the program.