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Behind the Debauchery
A 'Spring Breakers' Scrapbook
Mar 20 2013
One of my favorite photos of Rachel Korine. She is a huge fan of Gucci Mane, and, while he can be difficult to read, I think he was a big fan of hers, too. I mean, who wouldn't be? She crochets!
I’ve known Harmony Korine for many years; we’ve been friends through thick and thin, good times and bad. I feel like every element of Spring Breakers was him creating an environment where people felt really open and safe – perhaps so they were comfortable going crazy (in a fun way). The fact that he brought this cast together – James Franco, Gucci Mane, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and his wife, Rachel – was a sign that this movie was going to be very special. And I think casting the ATL Twins was him recognising that they were a physical manifestation of what the film is about. They were so clear about their desires: drinking, double-penetrating women, and doing drugs. It was all out in the open with them, just like the movie. I’m happy to share with the world some of my favorite behind-the-scenes photos, along with a few captions that will provide some context for what the hell was happening on this crazy set.