The raunchy and violent film “Spring Breakers” won’t be released on DVD, Blu-ray and on demand until July 9, 2013, but as of June 29, 2013, the movie has already hit the Top 5 on iTunes’ movie chart, based on pre-orders. According to buzz on the Internet, many people who are interested in buying or renting “Spring Breakers” say they want to see the sex scene in which a topless Vanessa Hudgens has a threesome with co-stars Ashley Benson and James Franco.
“Spring Breakers” is about four female college students — Candy (played by Hudgens), Brit (played by Benson), Faith (played by Selena Gomez) and Cotty (played by Rachel Korine, who is married in real life to “Spring Breakers” writer/director Harmony Korine) — who commit robbery to finance a spring-break trip to Florida. Once in Florida, the four friends indulge in a lot of partying and get arrested for underage drinking and public intoxication. A gangster and part-time rapper named Alien (played by Franco) bails the girls out of jail after seeing them during a court appearance. Faith grows increasingly uncomfortable with being around Alien, so she goes home, but Candy, Brit and Cotty stay with Alien and gleefully join him in his life of crime.
“Spring Breakers” was released in U.S. and Canadian cinemas in March 2013. The movie was very polarizing with critics, who either loved or hated the movie. The excessive violence in “Spring Breakers” was one of the most widely criticized aspects of the movie. Critics who praised Spring Breakers” said they liked the movie’s subversiveness and underlying humor. “Spring Breakers” ultimately got a 64 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a website that compiles reviews from movie critics.
Harmony Korine is known for writing and directing offbeat, little-seen independent films, but “Spring Breakers” is his biggest and most mainstream hit so far. According to Box Office Mojo, “Spring Breakers” had ticket sales of $14 million in the U.S. and Canada.
Although former “High School Musical” star Hudgens had her first nude scene in “Spring Breakers,” many people already saw her topless when nude photos of her were leaked in 2007 and again in 2009. Hudgens said the photos (which were self-portraits) were intended for private use and were leaked without her permission. She made a public apology to those who may have been offended by her nude photos.
In May 2013, Hudgens vs. YLA released a music video called “$$$ex” that was clearly inspired by “Spring Breakers.”
“Spring Breakers” is the third release from independent movie company A24 Films. Other 2013 releases from A24 Films include “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III,” “Ginger & Rosa,” “The Bling Ring” and “The Spectacular Now.”
Here’s a sampling of what people are saying on Twitter about Hudgens in “Spring Breakers”:
“I just fell in love with vanessa hudgens after watching spring breakers.”
“Vanessa Hudgens was the only good thing about Spring Breakers.”
“I think I should turn ‘Spring Breakers’ off. I’m traumatized. Vanessa Hudgens just gave air head.. This defo isn’t High School Musical lol.”
“I want to see Spring Breakers because of Vanessa Hudgens & Selena Gomez.”
“Can’t get over how bad spring breakers was and how slutty Vanessa hudgens was. It’s like she wasn’t even acting and that was all natural.”
“Need to see spring breakers because Vanessa hudgens is so hot, help me cope.”