Oyster #97 hit newsstands last week sporting a cover story on Pan Am star and former child actress Christina Ricci (with accompanying cover shoot styled by Oyster’s Contributing Editor, Stevie Dance, and shot by Gregory Harris in New York). Also in the issue? Photographer and Oyster pal Nabil Elderkin photographs Erykah Badu at her home in Texas, Tom Ford talks about “doing things his own way”, actress Lake Bell chats about making out with James Spader and Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne reveals his secrets to success. The issue’s most riveting interchange however, occurs between blogger Alexi Wasser and James Franco’s little brother Dave Franco – a preview of which you can read below. Spolier: shit gets super awkward.


Who do you play on 21 Jump Street? Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum play two undercover cops who infiltrate this high school to stop the spread of…

AIDS?Yes, exactly. Um, no.

Go on. Sorry. They’re trying to stop the spread of this new drug called HFS, and I play the drug dealer – who happens to be very eco-friendly, despite selling the most inorganic drug ever made…

Is this supposed to be based on some real drug that actually exists? Like, Adderall, or MDMA, or… No, it’s completely made-up.

Tell me things girls are gonna wanna masturbate to… Jesus Christ!

Is Johnny Depp really in the movie? Or is that all just a sham? [Laughs] It’s all a hoax! No, he was there – for just one day.

I knew it! Just like you in Superbad! He was a great sport! When people see the movie and see what the directors put him through… He had a great time. He stayed much longer than he needed to and he seemed like he was having a great time. He was having fun.

Tell me about your other brother – you know, the one that nobody cares about. Tom Franco is the coolest one!

Oyster #97 is out now.