Sarah Tither-Kaplan in James Franco's "Hungry Girl"
This is a short "produced as part of James Franco's Sex Scenes Master Class at Studio 4 in Los Angeles." So James Franco teaches young actors how to do sex scenes? That sounds pretty shady to me. (And proof that he really is a genius, albeit kind of an evil one. On the surface, he seems to be goin' full Klaus Kinski with this obvious scam.)
And he would have gotten away with it as well, if not for those meddling women! Ms Tither-Kaplan called him out today. The details are kind of messy. Apparently she did nude scenes in two different Franco films, and she has appeared in something like nine of his movies, including at least three feature-length efforts. The internet has not responded well to her accusations. The argument of her critics is that he searched for women to do nude scenes, she volunteered, signed a contract, did them, got paid, then returned to work with him many more times - end of story. Her rejoinder is that she's a starving actress and he's a Big Kahuna, so the contracts are just another form of exploitation through power.
I have formed no opinion on this one. I have a feeling it's far more complicated than we know, probably filled with all sorts of unrevealed secrets. As ol' Mel Allen used to say, "You make the call."