So disappointing. The only thing that is sadder is that most of her fan base
will keep cheering her on.
I don't know why this should surprise anyone. It's the same thing that
every Disney star does, once they've decided to move out from under the
Magic Kingdom's umbrella. They want to shake the "wholesome" good
child persona, and show that they're willing to do anything. So, they pick
a role that is a full 180 from whatever they've done on the Disney Channel.
I think Hilary Duff has been the one exception, but even she's not really
acting much these days.
We've seen this show before, and we know how it ends. Even Meg Ryan, who
was as bankable as anyone, lost her brand after doing s couple of more
"mature" themed films, and nwo couldn't get a role if she needed
one.What next, rehab... baby... what else does Salena have instore
for us to prove she is "all grown up" now.
What these girls don't understand about their "Brand" is that as
parents we let our kids watch things that are appropriate for children, not
because we want them to be good children, but because we want them to become
good adults. Going from a good child to a skanky adult sends a horrible message
and she is likely to kill her brand by doing this. From every angle this is a
dumb move on her part. Parents won't support her for their kids to watch.
From a business perspective her brand equity just took a nose dive. And from
"Hollywood carreer" standpoint, what serious actress ever advanced their
carreer by performing in a "Spring Break" film? It's not like
it's destined to become a classic. It will have one weekend of decent sales
as everyone who wants to see her scantily dressed goes, then some video sales,
then it will be lost in the obscurity of mediocre/bad films. Directors think
that just because it's been committed to film it's art. They
couldn't be more wrong.
I won't be seeing this silly movie. How about a follow up piece on
how the film does in Utah theaters?I'm betting it will be a big
success. After all, the purveyors of online porn know they can count on Utah to
buy their product at a level far above the national average -- more per capita
than just about any other state.
Anything for money, and a few more minutes of fame. This is like a drug for
these people, and the addiction can ruin them. Sad, but we might as well get
used to it, as long as the people clamor for this stuff, they will keep making
it, and the young stars will keep being targeted for these roles. As if there
aren't already enough Lindsey Lohan's in the world.
She joins the ranks of miley cyrus, lindsay lohan, britney spears, the list goes
I love the high and mighty comments on this board. The fact of the matter is,
this is the gamble a lot of former Child/Teen actresses have to take.In Hollywood you are not taken seriously as an actor if you maintain a
wholesome image. Look at any of the top paid/billed actors in Hollywood and
you'll see resumes full of racy work.Lots of the biggest actors
in Hollywood made the jump with racy teen/college-age movies such as Fast Times
at Ridgemont High and Dazed and Confused, both of which helped bolster those
young actors careers to stardom.Also, actors take risky parts to try
and break the mold of their type-cast; to show their potential. They also try to
take roles that are very different from their previous work to refine their
craft.Actresses like Sally Field and Jodi Foster did the same thing
to try and shake their "wholesome" child/teen images and to receive
roles that would bring them critical acclaim.Dakota Fanning is
currently going through the same process, as well.Also, actresses
are continually fighting time, you can only play young and cute for so long.
Ballplayer, this movie is not geared for children hence the R rating. Now
if a parent lets their kid see the movie, then that is up to them.She has
come out and said the movie is not good for her young fans and has also said
they should not go and see it. As an actress she can not stay in Disney roles if
she want any kind of lasting career. Don't worry Disney is prepping
new young stars to suite your needs. The older Disney stars will go out and try
different roles to see what works for them and keeps them in the business they
want to be in.
Harumpf! When is Hollywood going to get a clue?It's a sign of the
times. No past civilizations every did anything like this. That's for sure.
Good thing I taught my kids Selena is a fake.
I'm proud of her! Good job Selena!
Article quote: "It’s maybe taboo to say this but I made the movie for
those kids to see as well," Korine said. "I don’t know what age
groups will be allowed to watch the movie, but I was thinking about them as much
as anyone".....yeah...hoping that "those kids" wouldn't check
the reviews and go see his film so he can make a fast buck off them. Why else
would he have so many popular teen stars. Classic "bait and switch"
It's called money.
So I wonder what Barney feel about Selena Gomez? This may be silly but she
should have not played that role.
This is the normal career path of the squeaky cleans. Next is meltdown, then
rehab. Anyway, It's rated R. Worse than that, I suspect it's a really
bad movie. So, here's a thought. Exercise that agency of yours, and
don't see it. Don't send the kids, either.
"In Hollywood you are not taken seriously as an actor if you maintain a
wholesome image."But why do I want my kids to think of
Hollywood's images of what they think is "cool" as actually BEING
cool or good? There are alternatives to Hollywood's world - there are good
and decent people in this world. There is more than one "reality".
Real people work, live, have families, do what is right for the right reason,
serve others, sacrifice for others, and life is good. Hollywood's concept
of what the world is like is actually very skewed. Having a "wholesome
image" isn't wrong - and those who walk away from it don't exactly
have easy carefree lives - they experience some pretty horrible things. Why?
Just to be like Hollywood?
Justme001, the movie IS geared for kids. It doesn't matter that the MPAA
gave it an "R" rating. The director intended the storyline, the
clothing, the themes, and the actions to be viewed by children; and cast those
girls for that very reason. The director wanted children to see their role
models (specifically young women) as sexually free and sexually active; just
like he wants the children to be for whom it was written.
Why are we not surprised. We destroyed the idea of marital fidelity in the
60's. We've legalized and normed gay relationships and marriage. There
are movies seeking to legitimize incest. The next morality frontier is young
kids. What better way to go after them than to use their (formerly) squeaky
clean idols in a film? These people are so open about what they are doing.Once you erase boundaries and say there is no right and wrong, it is a
quick slippery slope...
"Korine ... explained that the idea for the movie came to him when he
envisioned girls in bikinis and ski masks, loaded with guns."Well, that explains a lot...
Well you can take my kids off her fan list. Hope the money is worth it. You got
to love people who chase the $. It always ends up coming back to bite them.
Child stars grow up in bizarro land. It would be interesting for someone to do
a study on how the ones who successfully get a grip on life go about it.
Usually they seem to crash. Which brings up the question of who is responsible
for rewarding the child-star bizarro lifestyle (these sequences keep happening).
So many simplistic comments.Doing a risque film doesn't mean
your personal life becomes risque/crazy/out-of-control, too. I know some world
view equate the two, but there are plenty of actors/acrtresses who do
racy/risque/violent films, but lead normal lives.Just because you
don't read about the normal ones in you tabloids doesn't mean they
don't exist. It really just says more about you, how you get your
information, and your overall world view.
@ Mukkake 5:34 p.m. Sept. 25"Doing a risque film doesn't
mean your personal life becomes risque/crazy/out-of-control, too. I know some
world view equate the two"Agreed. The truly psychologically
healthy ones are those who acknowledge their dark side & can keep it in
check. Unlike organized religion, where denial, repression, fear,
& guilt has worked wonders on the hoi polloi.
For what it's worth, IMDB is the Internet Movie DataBase, not the
International Movie DataBase. And the "parent's guide" for this
movie could use a lot more detail. But, like Wikipedia, IMDB is crowd-sourced,
meaning it relies on users to put the information in.Is there any
Disney girl that hasn't done something similar, though? Even Anne Hathaway
has done some pretty naughty stuff.
So, will she be the next Lindsay Lohan?And, for Pa. Reader and your
comment about porn. When that story first came out, it listed the top porn
viewing zip codes. I checked them out. Only one was for a place that had any
population density, and it was the University of Utah, not a Mormon stronghold.
Some of the other zips had less than a few hundred residents. The whole study
was based on areas of the state that contained only a tiny fraction of the
population. In fact, one zip code, for nearly the smallest town in UT, only 134
residents, had the highest percentage of porn viewers. It was used to skew the
results to show Utah in a bad light.