James Franco's 'SNL' Documentary Will Finally Be Available For Viewing On Hulu Very Soon


So, a while back, James Franco directed a documentary about Saturday Night Live . Now, soon, that Franco-direct SNL doc will actually see the light of day. This moment of distribution will be brought to you by Hulu, who will be making this thing viewable come Friday. It's...about damn time, I guess?

Of course Franco directed a documentary about Saturday Night Live. Franco is, for our cultural purposes, the most prolific and eternal grad student of our time. This particular project isn't new news, it should be noted: Franco began working on this thing six years ago. He was granted unprecedented access to the show in 2008, when he filmed the behind-the-scenes process of an episode of the show hosted by John Malkovich for his M.F.A. program. The doc also debuted to some already, at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010. As The New York Times' Dave Itzkoff wrote when it premiered there:

And now those comedy nerds — at least those ones with access to a HuluPlus account — will be able to soak up the behind-the-scenes magic all for themselves. Franco seems pretty psyched about it, if his announcement instagram is any indication:

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