Gia Coppola has all the makings of a cloying filmmaker I’d like to push into a swimming pool at some ski resort film festival. Raised by her Coppola mom and her Getty stepdad at the vineyard and the studios and at the stockinged feet of Bard college lesbian deans, Gia was destined to get into the family craft. She wasted no time in taking James Franco’s story, Palo Alto, and translating into a film, starring James Franco. She also got Emma Roberts to be in her film, which then got picked up for distribution at Sundance because obscure cable channels need content. Gia did have the decency to shoot her own pictures of Emma Roberts in her underwear for publicity for the film. You might recall Aunt Sofia got Scarlett Johansson to pose in her underwear as well back in the day. It’s very much in the Michael Bay school of filmmaking, except that Emma and Scarlett were not bound with silken ties and banged until they stopped being so sullen.
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