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In Howl, Franco played the prolific poet Allen Ginsberg. Ginsberg's poem "Howl" was released in the '50s and railed against capitalism and conformity. Its depictions of sex caused a major court battle when a prosecutor tried to declare it "obscene" and have publishing discontinued. Luckily for lit majors, the judge ruled in favor of Ginsberg's freedom of speech.
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