See inside James Franco’s Camera for Charity

James Franco smiling in a suit.
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In an age of Instagram and Twitter, it’s hard to imagine there is any Hollywood mystique left in our minds, but thanks to charity MIX NYC, we now have the opportunity to get even closer to our favourite stars.


A host of celebrities including actors James Franco, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Cera, as well as an assortment of heavy-hitters from the art, music, literary and theatre worlds – plus a few porn stars thrown in for good measure – are auctioning off disposable cameras full of unique personal photos. Over 150 celebrities in total will partake in the auction as part of MIX NYC’s #NakedEye Camera Benefit.

MIX NYC, the longest running queer film festival in New York, has tipped it as a “once in a lifetime opportunity of an unfiltered glimpse at the way celebrities live” can be bid for by visiting the Mix NYC website. A launch party on May 15 at New York City’s hip venue The Slipper Room with RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar Alaska Thunderfuck will celebrate the Naked Eye and include a selection of performances, prizes and ‘VIP experiences’.

Known to be a launching pad for emerging artists, MIX NYC was born in the crucible of the AIDS crisis to devise new media and artistic forms that called attention to the epidemic and social injustices. With James Franco in the mix, it’s hard to imagine these shots being anything but controversial!

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