The last feature film Harmony Korine made was about fucking trash—”fucking” as in the verb, not merely an obscene gerund. In keeping with his passion for debris, Korine’s newest film Spring Breakers takes us to the cultural petri dish that is South Florida, a neon depository where America’s trashiest get deep-fried.
The “comedy-romance” journeys to a paradise lost, tracking the descent of four beach bunnies into darkness—with a cornrowed, drug-dealing James Franco as their shepherd. The Franco Conceptual Experience will hardly rankle, but this might: Disney Channel wunderkinds Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, alongside Glee’s Ashely Benson and Rachel Korine, the director’s wife, play the co-ed criminals, toting guns, parlaying with Gucci Mane, and upsetting the very controlled universe of family fun and Justin Bieber.
With all of this in mind, do you even need a story? As we found out speaking with Harmony, we don’t, and neither does he.
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