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James Franco Dressed Up as Janet Leigh in ‘Psycho’ Because … Oh Who the Hell Knows [PHOTOS]

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James Franco is at it again — and by that we mean he’s doing something weird for no reason, except maybe just because he can.

This time around? He’s recreating the horror film ‘Psycho’ dressed as Janet Leigh in a video art exhibit called ‘Psycho Nacirema.’

On the plus side, at least he’s not making other actors dance around in fake bird poop. Again.

The exhibit features Franco in a blonde wig recreating scenes from the classic Hitchcock film in bits and pieces across large video installations, with plenty of him screaming in the shower.

In addition to the film references, there are also allusions to the real-life rape and murder case against silent film actor Fatty Arbuckle, who, in the early 1920s, went through three separate trials before finally being acquitted.

Said Franco of the purpose behind the installation:

In this show, we go back to the original locations and images of ‘Psycho’ and alter them so that once again the viewer’s relationship with the material changes. One becomes an actor when interacting with this work. Film becomes raw material and is sculpted into new work.

Psycho Nacirema‘ opens on June 6 at the Pace Gallery in London. You can check out more photos below.

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