Selena Gomez goes wild in trashy sex-loaded flick
Former Disney Channel favourites Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens star alongside James Franco in the bizarre new movie Spring Breakers, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday.
A concoction of deliberately trashy visuals and dream-like sequences, the movie directed by Harmony Korine is bound to raise more than a few eyebrows for the pornographically-shot nudity and lesbian frolicking of its young actresses.
The plot revolves around four hedonistic girls who go to Florida for their spring break university holiday—a binge of drink, drugs and flesh. Their fortunes take a turn for the worse when they are arrested and are bailed out by Franco's creepy gold-toothed gangster character Alien.
At this point Selena as Faith—a name that carries weight in what at times appears a parable of an American Dream gone wrong—leaves and the three remaining members of the gang embark on a law-breaking spree with Alien.
The movie builds up to a gory and garish conclusion—an inevitability that viewers are reminded of by the sound of a gun being cocked that's repeated throughout the flick, as well as by bloody flash-forward scenes.
The movie is one of 18 competing for the Golden Lion prize to be announced on Saturday. It is due to go on general release next year.
Published: 6th September 2012
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