makes looking bad seems so good. Ever since breaking up with (best decision she's ever made, for real), the actress can do no wrong, and her career has never been hotter.
Speaking of hot, that is the theme all up and down her latest project, Spring Breakers. But Gomez fans expecting to see more of Selena in her usual squeaky clean roles are in for a surprise, she warns. The film, directed by , is not for the faint of heart, or anyone expecting a cute, G-rated movie. The plot revolves around four young coeds as they head to the beach for spring break and end up entangled with a sinister drug dealer (played by the supremely creepy and cornrowed ).
As Gomez told The Hollywood Reporter:
There's gonna be the intrigued pre-teens that are gonna want to sneak in and see the movie, and that’s obviously something I can't control. [I can] definitely warn them as best I can, but the movie is rated R, and it's kind of a given when you see the trailer that you should be old enough to see the movie.
The child actress is growing up nicely, and this is a great way to transition into a more adult role. She's proud of the film they've created, and promises it holds a lot in store for audiences:
At the end of the day, this is a film, this is a journey, this is an experience. And it’s a hell of an experience, because you’re going through a crazy whirlwind, and Harmony [Korine]’s vision and imagination is crazy and you can see it in this film.
And in a way, I like that I can make people feel that. So whether you hate it or whether you love it or whether you laugh, or you think it’s creepy, we made you feel something, and I think that’s really cool. So as far as how I’m gonna see how they react, hopefully it will just be settling and they can think about it.
Five bucks says that despite cast members' warnings and the trailers clearly showing it's not a kid's movie, parents are going to take their kids to see it and then be outraged at the content, similar to what happened when Pan's Labyrinth came out in 2006. Because, as that sage prophet once said, "never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups."
Along with Gomez and Franco, Spring Breakers also stars , , and . The movie is in theaters now.