Spring break forever♥✕
One of the most anticipated films of 2013 up till now is Spring Breakers, starring ex-Disney starlets Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez. The film is considered their break-away from Disney and together with Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine they play college girls gone wild in the Florida sunshine. They find themselves stranded at college with no way of getting to Tampa for spring break, but with the help of armed robbery, the foursome finally reaches its destination, until they are arrested and sent to jail. Luckily, there is a wanna-be rapper Alien (played by a superb James Franco and inspired on rapper RIFF RAFF) who bails them out. The story reaches its boiling point during the parties on the beach and around the hotel pool and the film seems to suggest that the only cure for being bored is to live in and for the body.
“The scene perfectly encapsulates the perverse mixture of childish innocence and excess that interests Korine and which makes ‘Spring Breakers’ something more than a subversive stunt -- an authentically cracked expression of the crazy, conflicting signals bombarding today's teenagers.” – Tom Charity, CNN
“Spring break is a cultural phenomenon. It’s where teenagers go every year to destroy things and have sex. They descend into violence and debauchery, this primeval, atavistic state, before going home at the end of the week and forgetting it ever happened. But I didn’t want it to be an exposé. I wanted to use it as a metaphor.” – Harmony Korine in i-D
Directed by Harmony Korine (Kids, Gummo) and with Benoit Debie (Enter The Void) as cinematographer, the film is deeper than the trailer suggests. Setting, however, often seems more important than the story.
The 4# issue of ILOVEFAKE is inspired by the film and its celebration of youth. So have a look at the pictures and trailer and visit your local cinema to discover Spring Breakers!