A few months ago, Selena Gomez gave a red-carpet interview in which she gleefully warned us that her next project, the coming-this-March movie “Spring Breakers,” was gonna shock the bejeezus out of everyone who knew her strictly as a Disney-Channel teen sensation. And after today’s EXCLUSIVE debut of the film’s first trailer on MTV News…uh, yeah, our bejeezus has left the building. This is a side of Selena we’ve never seen before: dangerously sexy, seriously unbalanced, and bored to the point of violence. Check out the trailer and let your eyes pop, yo.
There’s so much going on here, from the bikini quartet (including Selena plus co-stars Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine), to the smash-cut violence, to a palette that’s all candy-colored bathing suits and trashy neon lights, to James Franco’s grill. Let’s just say that again: JAMES FRANCO’S GRILL. (Also, his panhandle accent is either the most brilliant or most revolting thing we’ve ever heard. Maybe both.) Add in a heavy dubstep soundtrack and a “Field-of-Dreams”-esque whisper—”Spring break!”—and you’ve got the promise of a movie that’s gritty, seductive, and out-of-control; it’s no wonder that the leading ladies all described their on-set experience as raw and boundary-pushing. By the end of the trailer, “Spring break forever!” sounds less like a battle cry than a life sentence.
“Spring Breakers” hits theaters in March.
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