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Harmony Korine stated that he wanted to make the film appear as a mixture of a Britney Spears music video and a Gaspar Noé film.
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Emma Roberts was originally cast but the film required her character to indulge in a three-way sex scene, causing her to drop out of the film due to unspecified "creative differences." She was replaced by Ashley Benson.
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Director Quentin Tarantino stated that this was his favorite film of 2013.
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In a Howard Stern interview, James Franco described some of the movie's filming locations as "real locations where there were real gangsters around and some real bad stuff going on." Franco specified that Vanessa Hudgens was very scared while shooting the scene at the pool hall, contrary to the behavior of her character, Candy.
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Selena Gomez didn't know how to smoke and had never done it before. So they had to teach her for the movie.
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Spring Breakers was the first feature from A24, the studio behind Lady Bird (2017), Moonlight (2016), The Florida Project (2017), The Disaster Artist (2017), The Lobster (2015), The Witch (2015), and Ex Machina (2014).And American Honey (2018)
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The ATL Twins' backstory, regarding them sharing women, etc., is all true. In fact, according to an interview with Vice, the pair have not had separate girlfriends since the 6th grade and were, at the time of the interview, in a serious relationship with one woman.
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Vanessa Hudgens said her sex scene was so nerve-wracking that she told her agent she never wanted to ever do it again.
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The gun barrel blow job scene arose from improvisation on set. Harmony Korine suggested the girls emasculate Alien by sticking the gun barrels in his mouth. It was then James Franco's idea that Alien would get turned on, leading him to perform oral sex on the guns.
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Demi Lovato, Elle Fanning, and Sarah Hyland were considered for the role of Brit after Emma Roberts dropped out of the part.
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Selena Gomez's mother showed her the script and encouraged her to do it. She even told her to go personally to Harmony Korine's house to audition. Gomez was excited to do it because she was looking for a way to break into more mature roles and get away from the Disney and other family projects she'd been doing. But the only way she'd take the role is if she didn't have to perform nude.
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James Franco claimed that Alien is based on underground rap artist Russell Stuart alias Dangeruss. There was much speculation that his character was based around another rap artist by the name of Riff Raff. Franco dismissed those claims when speaking to GQ in 2012, yet he posted a picture of himself online with pictures of Riff Raff on his wall and referring to himself as "film game riffraff". Also, Riff Raff released e-mails between himself and Harmony Korine in which Korine offered Riff Raff the part of Alien. Riff Raff is filing a $10 million lawsuit against Korine and spoofed Franco in One Life To Live.
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Harmony Korine refers to his film as "beach noir".
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Director Harmony Korine cited Miami Vice (2006) as a primary influence on Spring Breakers: "The movie I watched most, believe it or not, was Michael Mann's "Miami Vice". The reason I love his movies, and that movie in particular, is I could feel the place. When I watch that film, I don't even pay attention to what they're saying or the storyline. I love the colors, I love the texture." [2012]
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The highest-grossing limited release film of 2013.
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A sequel, Spring Breakers: The Second Coming, has been announced, with Irvine Welsh and Jonas Åkerlund taking over directing credits from Harmony Korine, writer/director of the original. Both Harmony Korine and James Franco have been vocal about their disapproval and non-involvement in the project, with Franco posting online saying, "This is not being done with Harmony Korine or my consent. The original was wholly Harmony's creation and these producers are capitalizing on that whoever is involved in the sequel is jumping on board a poison ship...Can you imagine someone making the sequel to Taxi Driver (1976) without Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro's consents? Insanity! I'm speaking up for Harmony and his original vision and for any creative person who cares about preserving artistic integrity."
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An Oscar nomination campaign was launched for James Franco under the title 'Consider This Sh*t'.
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The frat party was intended to be a single long shot, which followed Cotty through the party. It was cut in the editing room because it ran too long.
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Vanessa Hudgens wore a wig during the movie.
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Harmony Korine admits that this film is a personal atonement to him because he never enjoyed spring break himself. He was too busy skateboarding.
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Val Kilmer was originally earmarked for the part of the inspirational Christian pastor at the start of the film but he got sick and was replaced by Jeff Jarrett.
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First R-rated film for Selena Gomez
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The film was bedeviled by paparazzi hiding out on location, trying to get snaps of Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez in bikinis.
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Vanessa Hudgens has vetoed any future sex scenes due to her experiences on this film.
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Rachel Korine did all her own stunt driving.
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The parts of the movie that take place at the girls' school were filmed at New College of Florida in Sarasota, FL.
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A gangster can be seen wearing a pair of glasses, with 'Gucci Mane' written on the frames. Gucci Mane plays the role of Archie.
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This features 2 Disney starlets - Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez - in early adult roles.
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Ashley Benson may have sported a teeny bikini for most of her scenes in Spring Breakers, but she told Cosmopolitan magazine that her nudity clause is pretty conservative. "I never want to do nudity that's gratuitous. Girls look so much better in lingerie or a t-shirt and leave the rest up to the imagination. I make it clear that I have a line." She added that everyone tries to push you to strip naked, and some actresses may get talked into it, but she'll just walk off set.
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Harmony Korine wrote the screenplay in Florida, all the better to soak up the hedonistic lifestyle.
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Considered by the BBC as the 74th best film within a list of The 21st Century's Greatest Films.
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Spring Breakers was announced as a rebooted digital series, fulfilling the prophecy of "spring break forever". The series was to premiere on the Blackpills platform, with the original film's producers Chris Hanley and Fernando Sulichin returning but without the involvement of Harmony Korine.
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Riley Keough auditioned for a role.
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The director Harmony Korine asked the rapper Gucci Mane to participate in the movie while he was in jail: The rapper instantly said yes and promised to take the role as soon as he is out of prison.
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Released in Mexico with a warning label stating "Not a movie for children under 15. Contains drug use".
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In the movie, James Franco's character 'Alien' is wearing a tattoo showing Florida with the numbers '727' on it. This is referring the area code of St. Petersburg where crime is more common with street gangs.
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James Franco has the name "Alien"; Riff Raff, the rapper who was portrayed in the film without permission, released an album, "The Golden Alien", in July 2012. "Spring Breakers" was released in March 2013.
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James Franco and Director Harmony Korine played mind games with Selena Gomez during the filming of the pool hall scene.
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Screen debut of Benjamin Weaver.
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The four main girls are all Fire Signs from the zodiac: Candy & Brit are both Sagittarius, Cotty is an Aries and Selena is a Leo.
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Mae Whitman auditioned for the role of Brit.
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Cameo 

Russell Stuart: James Franco's inspiration for Alien, Florida rapper Dangeruss, appears on the stage during Franco's first scene in the film. He is the performer to the left of Franco with dreadlocks.
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Spoilers 

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Body Count: 14.
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Despite getting second billing, Selena Gomez has the smallest screen time out of the four girls as Faith. She leaves at the 51-minute mark shortly after Alien bails them out.
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