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Daenerys Targaryen Will Play a Stripper Mom for James Franco

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | May 2, 2013 | Comments ()


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James Franco's The Garden of Last Days, which he will direct and star in, has cast Emilia Clarke (DAENERYS MOTHERF*CKING TARGARYEN). Clarke will play a stripper who brings her toddler to work.

Really? Really. You go from Mother of Dragons and leader of a huge army of men in a patriarchal society to a stripper? This is such a downgrade that it makes me want to punch a baby Ewok. Please enjoy my favorite photo of Clarke.

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On the other hand, the movie that Franco is directing comes from source material provided by Andre Dubus III (House of Sand and Fog) whose about as literary as you can get, although he's also sociopathically serious. I'm as certain this is another one of Franco's attempts to be an artiste, as I'm certain that there will be nothing sexy about Emilia Clarke's stripper. It could be a horrible failure for Franco, or it could be a low-budget movie that allows Clarke to demonstrate range.

Here's the logline:

The film, set in present day New York, will tell three interwoven stories: "a stripper out of options who brings her 3-year-old daughter to work; an angry, lonely man who gets thrown out of the club; and a foreigner with an endless supply of cash on the brink of committing a terrifying act." Production is set to begin July 8 in New York.



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  • ,

    She might be a hot woman, but that header pic is a lousy photo.

  • John W

    Boy there never ever seems to be a shortage of strippers, prostitutes, and prostitute/stripper moms roles in movies.

    If you build it they will come I suppose.

  • psykins

    I think it *might* be time to start acknowledging that Emilia Clarke is, you know, NOT Dany. Just because we're obsessed with the show that made her famous doesn't mean she should act a certain way in her professional/personal life...

  • KV

    Is that Christina Hendricks on that header pic?

  • Django

    An army of strippers that kills James Franco does sound intriguing. That's the point, right?

  • AudioSuede

    I'm looking forward to it.

    For purely artistic reasons, of course.

  • koko temur

    Let the baby ewok go, maybe she will be a stripper that leads an army, you never know!

  • delle

    Go forth, my stripper army!

  • $27019454

    Breakdancing stripper emergency!

  • minxy

    I laughed out loud at Go forth, my stripper army.

  • delle

    "Breakdancing stripper emergency!" made me LOL.

    I was actually misquoting Mac Hall:

    "Micah, I don't think causing prostitutes to rain down on your enemies is considered a cybernetic ability."
    "Go forth, my hooker army!"

  • Wednesday

    Maybe her baby is a dragon. Now tell me that wouldn't be interesting.

  • Getting real tired of your shit, Franco.

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