Okay, I'm sure I'll get some flack for this, but c'mon. You and I, we the people of the hard-working, stretch- our-dollars-class know the value of money. And if we want to undertake an endeavor, from home repairs or renovations to landscaping to obtaining a degree, we most often have to pay for it ourselves.

If we can't make our dreams happen, there are sites like Kickstarter to help us raise funds, assuming we can convince people to give us their own hard-earned and harder to stretch dollars.

And if we can't, we're SOL, as my grandmother used to say. (if you don't know what that means, ask someone older than 30 and they should know)

Yet in Hollywood, even if you have a net worth of 20 million dollars, you can ask people for a measly sum like $500, 000 and get people to give it to you, which is just what James Franco is doing.

Franco wants the money to finance three movies about teenage life in his hometown of Palo Alto, California. Franco wrote a book of short stories about life as a Palo Alto teen in the creatively-titled Palo Alto, but now, he wants to make three movie adaptations of those stories.

I have no problem with anyone making films or even asking for money to make their films, but shouldn't someone like Franco use his influence and fame to help someone else make a film? You know, someone who isn't worth millions and already has millions?

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