The latest featurette for 's The Bling Ring mashes together most of the film's marketing materials that we've already seen -- clips of teens robbing 's house, interview footage of , and a quick snippet of . So far, all of the footage calls attention to our celebrity-obsessed youth culture. After all, it's what the film is about.
The Bling Ring takes inspiration from Nancy Jo Sales' Vanity Fair article, "The Suspect Wore Louboutins," as well as her book, The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World. However, as more and more footage from this film comes out, I'm noticing uncanny similarities -- from dialogue to the way shots are set up -- to E!'s short-lived reality series, Pretty Wild, which followed the exploits (and legal troubles) of Alexis Neiers' and her adopted sister, Tess Taylor, fictionalized in the film by Watson and .
From 's vision boards to Watson complimenting Farmiga's butt in jeans, it all feels simultaneously real and surreal. I haven't read Sales' book, but I remember vividly when her VF article came out because it was so brilliant and led to one of the most famous meltdowns on the show when Neiers found out that Sales painted her as a shallow thief with good looks: