Spring Breakers made its debut at the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas on Sunday, March 10. The line for Spring Breakers was reportedly longer than any other. We're not sure, but we're thinking that has something to do with the fact that Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Korine's wife Rachel Simon are in tiny bikinis.
So, besides for all these hot girls being in bikinis, is there a plot? Kind of. After realizing they don't have the means to support their spring break adventure the Spring Breakers rob a restaurant in order to help them fund their trip to Florida. However, the girls are soon busted, which is when they meet Alien, played by James Franco.
"The movie came to me like a dream," Korine said. "I had been collecting spring break imagery for a couple of years. From fraternity sites and online pornography. ... I started looking at it and I liked the world and the colors and the feel of it. There were all these hyper-sexualized, hyper-violent subjects. But then there's all these interesting, child-like details. Nail polish. Bags. Stuff like that. I just imagined girls on a beach in bikinis robbing fat tourists."
During the promo of Spring Breakers you see a scene of bright neon colors swirling around to the soundtrack of Skrillex. This chaotic scene is presented to the audience in order to get a physical reaction, or so that's what Korine had hoped.
However, Korine had already gotten a strong reaction from his fans when he cast former Disney stars Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens to represent raunchy characters. Since the racy photos were leaked online the pics have been met with a mix of excitement (by men) and disappointment (by women).
"I hired all the actresses in the film for all different reasons," Korine said. "They were terrific and bold but also in a lot of ways, in real life, representative of this pop mythology. They were all at a point in their lives where they were ready to experiment and push themselves. Lucky for me they did."
Gomez, who is best known for being Justin Bieber's ex girlfriend, is iconic in the world of tweens. But being Bieber's arm candy isn't the only thing on Gomez's resume. This fresh faced 20-year-old has also starred in Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place. Could starring in Spring Breakers be sending the wrong message to the actress' younger fan base?
Meanwhile, Gomez isn't the only Disney star stirring up controversy. Hudgens also reveals her sexy side in Spring Breakers. With a gun to her head, weed in hand and a seductive glow it's safe to say that she's come a long way from High School Musical.
Franco, who rocks metal grills and corn rows, says that Spring Breakers "has its cake and eats it too." Franco suggests that these non-existent boundaries of this film allowed him to "go crazy". Looks like someone was getting in spring break mode!
"There was no way to go over the top. It was always going to be supported by Harmony and his movie and the context. To have that as an actor is a dream. You can really feel like there are no boundaries and you can just create," Franco said.
Not only was the cast able to "get crazy" on the set of Spring Breakers but they seemed to be having a fair amount of fun, too!
Franco and Benson created a mock video of Bieber's Boyfriend video, which the singer didn't exactly enjoy. Lighten up, Bieber. It's Spring Break!