'Spring Breakers' Photos: Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens Get Down and DirtySean O'Connell |
Here’s what we know about Harmony Korine’s comedy-drama ‘Spring Breakers’ so far: The cute chick from ‘The Wizards of Waverly Place’ (Selena Gomez) grew up fast; James Franco does a mean K-Fed impression; and, after viewing these photos, we night need to clear out our internet cache, just in case my laptop somehow lands in the hands of the authorities.
Korine got his start writing Larry Clark’s controversial ‘Kids,’ and has grown into directing by releasing uncompromising films like ‘Gummo’ and ‘Trash Humpers.’ His latest stars Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, and Heather Morris as sexy spring-breakers who attempt to rob a restaurant to pay for their vacation. Things go from bad to worse when the girls are bailed out by a corn-rowwed criminal (James Franco, of all people) who hires the girls for nasty tasks.
Paparazzi stills of Hudgens and Gomez in bikinis have been burning up the Web since Korine started production on ‘Breakers’ earlier this spring. These young actresses instantly make waves because they've been closely associated with Disney Channel-type entertainment and it looks like they’re trying to shatter that mold with bolder, more adult choices.
But it's photos like the one below of Franco holding guns to the girls’ heads that make me think ‘Breakers’ could be closer to a ‘Grindhouse’ or ‘Machete’-level genre twist. Lets’ just hope it’s either very funny or really scary, because right now, we just feel a little dirty.
Photos courtesy of Kinopoisk.