I’m so excited to go preview The Bling Ring this week, which will be out in theaters on June 21st. But if your not familiar with the films story line here it is. The film, directed by Sofia Coppola, is based on a true-life drama of American youth culture gone mad. A group of teenagers obsessed with fashion and celebrity that burglarized celebrities’ homes in LA.
Tracking their targets’ whereabouts online, they break-in and steal their designer clothes and possessions. Reflecting on the naiveté of youth and the mistakes we all make when young, amplified by today’s culture of celebrity and luxury brand obsession, we see through the members of the ‘Bling Ring’ temptations that almost any teenager would feel. What starts out as teenage fun spins out of control and leaves us with a sobering view of our culture today.
THE BLING RING stars Emma Watson alongside incredible new talent Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Claire Julien, and Taissa Farmiga. The film also features Leslie Mann, Gavin Rossdale, and real-life Bling Ring victim, Paris Hilton and is based on the celebrated Vanity Fair article The Suspects Wore Louboutins by Nancy Jo Sales. Harper-Collins is publishing THE BLING RING: How A Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked The World in Spring 2013.