VICE reporter and photographer Annabel Mehran snapped these behind the scenes photos during the making of Spring Breakers. I saw the Harmony Korine directed film on Friday night and I have to say it’s definitely worth the price of admission. The movie really captures the outlook of a younger internet generation while using glossy neon visuals to draw you into the surreal world of Spring Breaks gone wild. I think so many teen films either try to be too fantastical or too ‘realistic’ in their portrayal of adolescence but Spring Breakers walks that tight-rope perfectly.
See more of the VICE photos HERE (including some NWS ones)
Also amusing online are the brief interviews Rembert Browne did with the cast of Spring Breakers on the red carpet about what it was like working with Gucci Mane. You can read that feature HERE
“Gucci’s awesome. Gucci’s like — I guess kind of like exactly what you’d expect. I think he’s one of the greatest Americans. He really is. He really, like, is the real deal. He’s an amazing dude. A real artist.”
“Gucci. Is. Awesome. He’s my teddy bear. I love him. He’s awesome. He would do concerts in the middle of filming, he’d be like ‘Yo, I gotta bounce to my concert,’ and I’m like, ‘WHAT, we’re, like, filming a scene right now,’ and he would leave until, like, three in the morning and then come back and then continue his scene. It was crazy. But he’s such a sweetheart.”
“Gucci was great. I think this is really the first time he’s acted. He said he’d acted in a little movie in Atlanta that he was making, but this was the first time he’d acted with a director of Harmony’s caliber. And I found that I really enjoyed doing the scene with him, because it was like — it seemed like he almost learned them like music. Like, the more we did them, he kind of got into a rhythm or something. You could see his confidence rising every take we did. And it was great.”
Riff Raff performed a high energy set last night at Santos Party House. Jody Highroller has been building steady momentum since signing with Diplo’s Mad Decent imprint in June. He went through his catalog of hits including “Caz my Gear” , “Lil Mama I’m Sorry” and “Jose Conseco”. You can download his latest mixtape Birth of an Icon” HERE.
The forthcoming Harmony Korine directed film ‘Spring Breakers’ stars Selena Gomez and features James Franco playing a character based on Riff Raff himself.