James Franco has an essay in the new Vanity Fair about what it’s like to play Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming movie, Howl.

The essay is called “Finding the Beat“… which happens to be the title of another upcoming Beat movie, which you can read more about here. In the essay, Franco talks about the process of playing Allen Ginsberg. He says that he watched old videos of Ginsberg, including Robert Frank’s Pull my Daisy.

To learn more about the movie with James Franco, you can read Beatdom’s issue five interview with the Oscar-winning directors here.