‘Spring Breakers’ Trailers and Posters: Party Girls Do Bad Deeds with James Franco

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Spring Breakers comes from Harmony Korine, who explored the darker side of adolescents and their limited worldview in the “shocking” Kids (which he co-wrote). He went on to create films like the nihilistic NC-17 drama Gummo, before making the VHS-shot Trash Humpers project. If you’ve never heard of this guy before now, well, there’s probably a reason for that.

Korine’s latest picture is practically toothless, compared to some of his past work (in terms of mainstream appeal). The cast includes James Franco, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars), Vanessa Hudgens (Journey 2), Heather Morris (Glee) and the director’s young wife, Rachel.

Here’s a synopsis for the film:

Spring Breakers tells the story of four sexy college girls as they plan to fund their spring break getaway by burglarizing a fast food shack. But that’s only the beginning…

At a motel room rager, fun reaches its legal limit and the girls are arrested and taken to jail. Hungover and clad only in bikinis, the girls appear before a judge but are bailed out unexpectedly by Alien (James Franco), an infamous local thug who takes them under his wing and leads them on the wildest Spring Break trip in history. Rough on the outside but with a soft spot inside, Alien wins over the hearts of the young Spring Breakers, and leads them on a Spring Break they never could have imagined.

Check out the Spring Breakers international trailer (which contains some NSFW content):

The Spring Breakers marketing (see: the posters below) might contribute to the mistaken impression that Korine’s film is just a trashy and exploitative celebration of underage hedonism, as many have accused last year’s Project X found-footage installment of being. However, it’s apparent the director has more on his mind that delivering cheap thrills; indeed, the grubby cinematography, unflattering scenarios and queasy neon colors featured in the trailers suggest Spring Breakers is closer to an indictment of adolescent recklessness (whether it’s a successful one, remains TBD).


Spring Breakers opens exclusively in New York and Los Angeles on March 22nd, 2013. It will slowly expand to more theaters beginning a week later.

Source: MTV, ecranlarge [via Collider]

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  1. omg this looks so bad ! Is this a real movie or a MTV tv show ? BAD

  2. never saw gummo, huh? Korine’s trailers rarely do their movies justice. Now get, rabbit!

  3. What the hell is this movie even about

  4. I’ve already seen a couple scenes from the movie and it is one hundred percent a Harmony Korine film. The baffling dialogue and odd characters are there. It just seems that the story will actually follow a narrative pattern unlike his other films Gummo, Julian Donkey Boy, and Trash Humpers.

  5. Looks interesting. Especially since James Franco is in it.

  6. Who writes this garbage? Looks boring.

  7. Ticket? Sold.
    Looks really gritty and James Franco is such a slimeball in this…plus hot girls+ bikinis + hightops and guns = me at the theater :)

  8. ^ y’all hating are a bunch of geeks that love Batman that still live with your mommys.

    You guys don’t even know his other films. This is going to be great.

    • ahem.

  9. More garbage like his other garbage. Unfortunately people are going to see this one because MTV convinced those Disney girls to join the cast. I think MTV equals scumbags. I do have to admit though that James Franco has me intrigued, but I still won’t watch it. Not even for free.

  10. oh damn… you could tell the trailer is hiding some crazy **** just like the Drive trailers

  11. Whhhhhhyyyy did I watch that.

  12. I saw this at TIFF this past September. It was literally the worst film I have seen in my entire life. Apart from a few nice moments cinematography wise, the story and plot were garbage.

  13. amen**

  14. Looks like something I will spend a dollar on to rent at redbox

  15. the only reason I would consider seeing this is for scantily clad women …

    frankly, I don’t even find the main girls attractive. not ugly. but not attractive.

    Hate away!