Why Is Spring Breakers So Controversial?

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'Spring Breakers' gives us Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Rachel Korine sporting skimpy bikinis and machine guns for the almost the entirety of the film, but we can't forget about fountains of booze, nonstop topless co-eds, threesomes, squeamish ultra-violence, Britney Spears tunes, vulgar dialogue and James Franco embracing the role of a lifetime.

As Huffington Post points out in its review of 'Spring Breakers,' writer-director Harmony Korine (the man who wrote 'Kids' as a teen and made highly controversial, low-budget fare like 'Gummo' and 'Trash Humpers') "wants us to be appalled and aroused, hypnotized and titillated."