Posted on Monday, April 29th, 2013 by Angie Han
The gorgeously shot, effervescently soundtracked trailers for Sofia Coppola‘s The Bling Ring have done an excellent job of appealing to lots of different groups: arthouse aficionados, Harry Potter fans, even mainstream audiences who just love a good ripped-from-the-headlines drama. But there’s at least one person who was completely turned off by the latest version.
In a series of tweets, real-life Bling Ring member Alexis Neiers blasted the upcoming film as “trashy and inaccurate,” declaring that she has “no intention of seeing this film.” It’s a pretty dramatic change of heart from an earlier statement she wrote about the movie, in which she expressed her optimism that Coppola would “shed light to the truth.” So what is it about the new trailer that’s got her so riled up? Read her words after the jump.
it’s trashy and inaccurate. Based on Detective Goodkin and Nancy Joe Sales inaccurate information. 2 people who are everything they accused us of being. Celebrity status obsessed, fame & money hungry…The detective who has been caught in multiple lies and who played himself in this film and a woman who is an irresponsible,inaccurate and a dishonest journalist who is currently writing a book based on inaccurate facts. The truth will come out soon enough and I have no intention of seeing this film.
Neiers has expressed her displeasure with Nancy Jo Sales‘ original article before, sobbing in a voice mail that “you said I wore six-inch Louboutin heels to court with my tweed skirt when I wore four-inch little brown Bebe shoes.” But up until a few weeks ago, she still sounded pretty hopeful about Coppola’s picture.
When I found out last March that Sofia Coppola was making a movie about the Bling Ring at first I was shocked and then I became optimistic after I heard what her intentions for the film were.
Just last month a teaser for the film was released and based on what I saw it looks like it is just another party movie based on teens robbing celebrity homes. I understand that the point of this teaser was to entice all of you to go to the theater and see this film. I am still hoping that this movie will accurately show what I have described above and I have faith in Sofia’s ability and in this film.
But then, that first trailer portrayed the Bling Ring as attractive young people having a good (if illegal) time. The new one features Watson in a pitch-perfect Valley girl accent spouting nonsense like “I wanna lead the country one day, for all I know” and telling her friends “I wanna rob” while awkwardly holding a cigarette. Watch it again below:
The Bling Ring opens June 14.