James Franco recently came under fire for allegedly flirting with a 17-year-old Scottish girl, via Instagram. "I'm embarrassed, and I guess I'm just a model of how social media is tricky," explained Franco."It's a way people meet each other today, but what I've learned...you don't know who's on the other end." Except that in this case, Franco knew exactly who was on the other end. The girl readily admits to being only 17.
Now that reality is the new fiction/entertainment, I find myself doubting what's true or false. Is everyone on Facebook really that perfect? Are we raising a generation of wimps? Can homegrown videos reach nine million people organically? Is bacon a food or an industry? And for the love of God, will the real James Franco please stand up.
The world-wide yearly event Movember, where men are encouraged to grow moustaches to raise funds and awareness for men's health, happens around the globe every November. It brought my attention again to this unique thing that men can do and women (well, most women anyways) can't. I became curious to explore the reasons why men grow facial hair, and whether or not women are actually attracted to it.