|“||I’ve done my best to warn the parents and my younger fans. Iʼll be 21 this year so for me itʼs been kind of refreshing and nice to step out of my comfort zone and do things that I didn’t think I could do as an actress. Itʼs been really fun for me. I do my clothing line and everything else for my fans. But 18 and older fans, go see Spring Breakers!||”|
|Created by||Harmony Korine|
|Country of orgin||USA|
Spring Breakers is a 2013 American comedy and drama film written and directed by Harmony Korine. The film stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and James Franco. The film follows four college-aged girls on their spring break.
The film was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival. It received mixed to positive reviews from movie critics and was a box office success grossing $25.5 million at the worldwide box office against a $5 million dollar production budget.
Childhood friends and college students Faith, Brit, Candy, and Cotty plan to go on a spring break vacation, but don't have enough money for the trip. To obtain the funds, Brit and Candy rob a fast food restaurant using hammers and realistic-looking squirt guns, with Cotty as the getaway driver. Faith, a Christian and the most innocent of the group, is taken aback by Brit and Candy's actions; however, she overlooks their crimes and travels to Florida with them.
On the trip, the girls attend wild beach parties, engaging in drinking and reckless behavior. After a rambunctious party, they are arrested and bailed out by Alien, a rapper and gangster from St. Petersburg. Faith becomes uncomfortable with Alien's surroundings and lifestyle; she decides to leave, begging the girls to come with her. Despite her pleas, Brit, Candy and Cotty return to Alien's mansion and become part of his crime ring. At a strip club, Alien runs into his rival Big Arch, who warns Alien to stop selling drugs in his territory. Alien ignores him and, in retaliation, Big Arch executes a drive-by shooting on Alien's car. Cotty is shot in the arm during the confrontation and decides to return home.
With Cotty gone, Alien, Brit and Candy begin a sexual relationship and decide to take revenge on Big Arch. They go to his waterfront mansion in Alien's boat, but Alien is subsequently killed. Brit and Candy kill Big Arch and his men, leaving their signature pink ski masks in the water by the dock. The girls kiss Alien's dead body, then leave Florida in Big Arch's Lamborghini.
According to Harmony Korine, he wrote the film partially to make up for his own spring breaks, as he had been fully devoted to skateboarding, and therefore missed out on what he saw as opportunities for hedonistic pursuits. The original lineup for the lead girls were Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Korine, and Emma Roberts. Rachel Korine was the first to be confirmed in the project. Roberts dropped out in early 2012 due to "creative differences that couldn't be resolved." Director Korine had purposely collected a group of well-known young actresses with a similar reputation to Roberts in Hollywood.
James Franco's character in the film is based on underground rap artist Dangeruss. There was much speculation that his character was based around another rap artist by the name of Riff Raff. Speaking to the GQ magazine in May 2012, Franco said: "Of course Harmony and I looked at some of Riff Raff's videos as inspiration, but he was one of a number of people we looked at. I would say the biggest influence on the role was this local Florida rapper named Dangeruss. He's fairly unknown, but he was down there in the place, living the life, and he became the biggest model for me and he's in the movie." The film was shot in March and April 2012 in and around St. Petersburg, Florida. Skrillex has been confirmed to be producing the score for the film.