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Can't wait until Friday to see James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez and Ashley Benson run wild in director Harmony Korine’s ode to debauchery, "Spring Breakers"? Well, these top insane moments from the film should tide you over (yes, we've got SPOILERS GALORE).
If you've been living under a rock, here’s what we’re talking about: your favorite Disney stars wearing only bikinis in a movie about a group of girlfriends going on spring break. But in Korine's world, along with booze, drugs and beach bodies there's a rapping drug dealer (James Franco), a Britney Spears ballad and lots of guns.
Now let's get this party started!
1. Spriiiinnngggg Breeeeaaaaak Forreeeevvvverrrrr ...
Director Harmony Korine wastes no time in thrusting us right into what spring break is all about: fun, sun, skin and beer. The film opens with a montage of sexed-up spring breakers partying it up on the beach as Skrillex plays; topless girls give the finger to the camera as guys chug beer from funnels and pour them into the mouths of said topless girls. For anyone unfamiliar with what goes on during spring break, Korine gives you a crash course. Anyone who isn’t down should leave the theater now.
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2. James Franco Raps
We're introduced to Franco's character Alien once the girls make it down to spring break and are front-row for his rap performance on the beach, which is only a front for his main income: drug dealing and robbing spring breakers. But here we get a bit of Franco's talents blessing the mic, with a full gold grill, braided long hair and dark '80s retro shades. The girls will meet up with Alien later when he has to bail them out of jail.
3. Vanessa Hudgens Gets Naked
Now let's get this out in the open. Korine actually does a very tasteful job of shooting his starlet in the buff. It's a love scene in a pool between Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Franco, most of it shot above the water. There are also a few scenes of them sitting on the side of the pool, but thanks to the lighting (or lack thereof) and Hudgen's back to the camera, much is left to the imagination. But as you read on you'll realize Hudgens has stripped any Disney affiliation she has left.
Also check out: REVIEW: "Spring Breakers"
4. James Franco Covers Britney Spears Ballad-Style on the Piano
The music of Britney Spears was once a staple of spring break in the late '90s, and this film champions her music with not just one but two renditions of her songs. The girls sing (and dance) to "… Baby One More Time" in a parking lot, but the more memorable is Alien playing "Everytime"
on the piano in the back yard of his palatial estate while the girls, dressed in ski masks and holding guns, dance around him. Wonder how Brit Brit feels about the love?
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5. Selena Gomez Takes a Bong Hit
Out of all the main characters in "Spring Breakers," Selena Gomez is the only one who decided to keep her good-girl rep intact for the film. Playing goodie Catholic girl Faith, she leaves the debauchery halfway through the movie. At first she sees the spring break experience as a beautiful sanctuary from her everyday worries, but once she and her friends cross paths with Alien, Faith gets freaked (and who would blame her) and hightails it back home. Though that's not before she has a little fun dancing with the girls and smoking some weed.
6. James Franco Sucks Off Two Gun Barrels
After getting to know the girls post-bailout with a chat in the park and sending them to a crunked-out pool hall, Alien brings them back to his mansion filled with drugs and weapons. Candy and Brit (Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson) are the most attracted to the danger that Alien represents and soon turn the tables when they aim two of his loaded handguns on him. While the ladies bark orders while pointing their weapons in his face, Alien begins to give the two gun barrels fellatio ... showing the girls that however crazy they think they are, he's double that.
7. Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens Go On a Hit
In the film’s "Miami Vice"-like finale, Alien puts Candy and Brit on his motorboat and heads over to the mansion of his competition (played by Gucci Mane) to take him out. Dressed in ski masks and brandishing automatic weapons, the girls spray through the solders until they get to the boss and execute him. And like most young 'uns at the end of their spring break experiences, they call their moms, tell them they love them and head on home.