Thu 17 Jan 2013
Everyone loves a good multi-racial shock circus…and the upcoming movie Spring Breakers (release date: March 29) is all that and more. The tainting of little flowers like Selena Gomez and Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars), the thug credentials of Gucci Mane, the acting chops of James Franco, and the art-house kiddie pr0n esthetic of director Harmony Korine (Kids, Gummo). And just looking at this trailer…this isn’t a made up fantasy population, these pockets of cross-culture freak shows are the new cool. There is a bad teeth and dirty feet movement. There is drug beauty and slut glory.
So if you combine those real social behaviors, with some Hollywood action, and some “courageous” career risk-taking (*eyeroll*)…then maybe Spring Breakers will be to 2013’s youth, what Menace II Society and Belly was to teens in the 90’s. Even if the movies themselves aren’t that great….the attitudes and images become permanent reference points.
ugh…why am I over-analyzing this. Just watch the trailer because it’s entertaining and ridiculous. And because the director originally wanted Riff Raff but when he was busy, he just had James Franco channel Riff Raff. Which Riff Raff was very proud of:
“Even though I couldn’t be a part of this project, I’m still glad that James Franco could play the role of me. That’s like if Denzel Washington was playing the role of O.J. Simpson. Even though it’s not O.J. Simpson, O.J. Simpson still gotta be like, ‘Denzel Washington is playing me.’”
Official trailer and more set photos…
After the jump…
Oh Hell No! (Pt.1): Lil’ Debbie and Riff Raff’s “Michelle Obama” Video
Nardwuar vs. Riff Raff: Grillz From Paul Wall, Lil Flip and More
Analyzing the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards: Chris Brown vs Drake, Rihanna vs Nicki Minaj, and Fashions!
Gucci Mane x Miss Info continued: Back in Bouldercrest, juggling school and the drug-game