Harmony Korine is either a brilliant genius or insane or both. Not that these are new opinions about the director of Trash Humpers, but still … teaming up with James Franco to make a movie about four teenagers who lose their innocence and become dirty little freaks over the course of one Spring Break is dark enough. Having the teenagers played by formerly squeaky-clean tween stars like Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Selena Gomez (well, she’s less clean now) and Korine’s own
daughter wife(!!!), Rachel Korine? That’s bordering on distasteful.
The trailer for Spring Breakers has just hit the net, giving us first glimpse into this sordid tale, which looks like it will give Tony Kushner’s Lincoln script a run for its money.
You know you’re going to see Spring Breakers, so let’s not play games here. This has too many awesome/potentially horrific ingredients that there’s no way you wouldn’t buy tickets to the train wreck. Also: why should we wait till tween stars explode under the pressure of fame and spiral out into Lindsay Lohan territory, when we could just pay them to act that way in a movie?
Maybe if they just stick to saying the phrase “Spring Break” a bunch, we can cover our eyes when the inevitable AIDS-rape occurs.