Selena Gomez Tells Young Fans Not To See “Spring Breakers”
In a time when young singers adopt a raunchy image while still marketing themselves to a young audience, its refreshing to see a singer take responsibility and warn fans and their parents about something that won’t be appropriate for her usual fanbase.
With a track record that includes movies like “Ramona and Beezus” and “Hotel Transylvania”, and her run on “Wizards of Waverly Place”, its understandable that fans of Selena Gomez would be excited at the idea of watching a new movie with her. However, Gomez’s latest project, “Spring Breakers“, is not for a young audience and Gomez is making sure she’s taking appropriate measures to let people know. In a recent interview with MTV, Gomez said,
“I know that I have a younger following and I so appreciate that and I’m so thankful for that. But I did warn them in my best ability as I could. When I see the parents I’m like, ‘Maybe [your children] don’t go and see this one.’”
I had heard about this movie primarily from early promotional shots on pop culture websites, featuring the four leads in bikinis. The risque nature of those shots should have been an indication to people Gomez and her co-stars would probably not be exhibiting their usual clean image, but still many young fans, including my 13-year-old neice, expressed interest in the film. Gomez has said that as she’s turning 21 soon, she was interested in doing a movie that was outside of her comfort zone. Wonder what the movie is about so you can decide if your children can handle it? According to Wikipedia,
Faith (Selena Gomez), Candy (Vanessa Hudgens), Brit (Ashley Benson), and Cotty (Rachel Korine) have been best friends since grade school. They live together in a college dorm and want to go on an adventure. Wishing to go to Florida for their vacation but lacking funds for it, they decide to rob a restaurant to finance their trip. While in Florida, they are arrested at a party for drugs, and land in jail. Alien (James Franco), a drug and arms dealer, bails them out in order to hire them to do some dirty work for him.
Keep in mind, this movie is rated R for strong sexual content, language, nudity, drug use, and violence throughout. Though Gomez has said she doesn’t believe her younger fans should see the film, she has faith that fans of her age are smart enough to separate fact from fiction and understand that this movie isn’t something to emulate or idolize.
As this movie is rated R, the only way young fans will see it is if the theater just lets them in, which will end badly for the theater, or if parents take their children to see it. Seeing what you have of the movie thus far, is this something you’d let your children watch? Also, do you think Gomez is being responsible enough in her actions by warning fans and parents?
Also, I have a feeling I know who will be first in line on opening day…