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Spring Breakers Red-Band Trailer Flaunts Bikinis And Bullets

Spring Break forever bitches! Harmony Korine movies will always exist on cinema’s most dangerously tangled fringes, fingerpainting the line between cultural satire and straight-up oddballery. With his latest filmSpring Breakers, he dips his feet into contemporary commercial cinema, blasting it full of bullets and blowing weed smoke through the holes.

Yahoo has premiered the red-band trailer for Spring Breakers, showing off its interesting cast in much the same way we’ve seen them in the posters, albeit with fifty percent more of James Franco’s urban swagger. It’s colorful, flashy, and still pretty vague, which is what one might expect from a Korine movie that presumably doesn’t feature Michael Jackson look-alikes or boys in rabbit suits. Obviously, the trailer below isn’t safe to watch around coworkers or younger members of your family, as there is strong language, guns, and drug use abound. Also, no child should have to see James Franco look like this before they get to see him in Freaks and Geeks.

I didn’t really expect the girl squad of Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine to be thespians or anything, but the trailer flies through scenes so quickly, interspersed by Franco’s warped Southern drawl, that it’s unclear if there is even separation between these tawdry female characters. Korine is the perfect person to subvert the “hot bitches with guns” sub-fantasy by filling it with tragic stabs of reality, so hopefully that’s how this story is handled, rather than just exploiting its young stars for its own sake.

You can hear James Franco say, “Y’all my motherfuckin’ soulmates,” to your heart’s content when Spring Breakers hits theaters on March 22, 2013.

Nick Venable

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.