Based on James Franco‘s Palo Alto: Stories, several stories intertwine as the film unfolds: April (Emma Roberts), a levelheaded, intelligent, and spirited young woman who finds herself attracted to introspective artist Teddy (Jack Kilmer), whose buddy Fred’s (Nat Wolff) destructive nihilism brings Teddy down with him.
When her soccer coach (Franco) comes onto her, April’s world begins to spiral out of her control. One party bleeds into another as April and Teddy finally acknowledge their mutual affection, and Fred’s escalating recklessness spirals into chaos.
After admitting that the nude photos that surfaced of himself were in fact real, Dylan Sprouse has now written a longer response in reaction.
The 21-year-old actor/student took to his Tumblr account to make it clear why he was joking about the whole thing.
“First off, I will state that the reason I’m making light of the situation is because I don’t think what I did was wrong,” Dylan wrote. “To be blunt, I was proud of my progress in the gym, thought I looked hot, and wanted to share it. I’m of the mindset that whoever you are, if you are proud of your body and want to show it off, so be it! You do you.”
He added, “I worry somewhat for my artistic integrity, and my academic integrity. Not exactly ideal, but I’m to blame and I’ll look this incident in the eye like a man. I did it, but I’d be damned if I didn’t own that sh-t like Beyonce would want me to.”
His twin brother Cole took a friendly jab at him by writing, “Cold in that bathroom huh?” to which Dylan replied, “Love you too.”
It seems Dylan is taking it all in stride as he soon added “n00d pic dealer” to his Twitter bio. Then he took to his Tumblr page to share some of the funnier responses to the whole thing, adding, “Thanks for making me laugh through all of this.”
Check out what the 21-year-old actor/student wrote on his Tumblr:
“I read the article and I have a couple things to say. Most formally the idea that Disney and the corporations ‘gentrified them.’ First, I think it’s bullshit that they were being robbed of choice or creativity. If they wanted too, they could have told Disney ‘NO’.
“Cole and I did this hundreds of times and we ended up all right. The only reason they didn’t is because, like many of the people on that channel, I think they fell for the allure of fame. Granted, Cole and I had been acting our entire lives, so we saw it as a means to an end (money making) rather than an opportunity to become successful.
“Nowadays artists just assume they have to do what they are told by their proprietors because there is a ‘rigid structure to achievement’. It is nothing more than a scheme to rob you of your individuality and capitalize the gain they acquire from such treachery. If you believe this, not only are you incredibly foolish, but you are a BAD ARTIST. Individuality is modernity’s most interesting trait regarding artwork and so so many talented individuals realize this. You do not have to become something else to be successful. Not only is it not too late for them to redefine themselves now, it was never too late.
“What that article felt like was: ‘Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, still shame on you.’ My personal creed? ‘Fool me once, you’ll forever regret that decision.’”
“With video games, everything is the narrative,” Dylan shared. “If you think about it, the way you design it is like mechanics, dynamics, and then aesthetics. As a player, you first see the aesthetics, and then you play and you’re like, ‘Oh, I really like the controls!’ And then you realize the mechanics, so it’s backwards for the player.”
Airing TONIGHT, the courtroom begins to dance and the prisoner is able to escape; Sally Jensen puts away cartoon characters that influence violence; Mr. Goodman teaches a class even though heâ€™s sick; A man spends sixty years in a staring contest with a mannequin; and The Anime Bros. feel threatened by the new Botformer Bros. at school.
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So Random! airs Monday, January 16 @ 7:30PM ET/PT on Disney Channel.