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Must Watch: The Straight-Up Insane Trailer for “Spring Breakers”

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By Craig Hubert | Parents, get ready to explain to your children what a beer bong is, because the trailer for Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers” has arrived and, over the course of two minutes, completely obliterates whatever preconceived notions you might have about the Disney starlets who lead the film. The young actresses (Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine) smoke, drink, curse, rob, shoot guns, roll around in piles of money, and shoot more guns. James Franco plays a cornrowed, platinum-grilled drug dealer who is obsessed with his dark tanning oil, and the whole thing is soundtracked by the wobbly dubstep sounds of Skrillex. The day-glo color palette is reminiscent of Gaspar Noe’s “Enter the Void” (Benoît Debie was cinematographer on both films), but filtered through the lens of a Hype Williams music video. Early word on the film during its festival run this summer was a mix of raves and flabbergasted responses (“more boob shots than any recent non-porn movie on memory,” said Entertaint Weekly), and it seems perfectly designed to piss people off, so expect to hear a lot of arguing about this one for a while. We can’t wait. “Spring Breakers” makes its U.S. premiere at SXSW and will be released in theaters in March. Watch the trailer below:

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  1. [...] we revere James Dean and early Marlon Brando, and why we’re excited to see Harmony Korine’s trashy looking film “Spring Breakers.” With Korine’s movie hitting theaters in Los Angeles and New York today, we’ve decided to [...]

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