From 2008 to 2009, a group of Los Angeles teenagers robbed the homes of such celebrities as Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Rachel Bilson, and lived like minor royalty while they did it. Then they got busted. Sophia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, starring Emma Watson, Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga, Katie Chang, and Claire Julien, tells their true story with all the pastel color schemes and white upper class disaffection Coppola can muster.
Today we have the first trailer for the film, which expands upon the flashy teaser we saw back in March, and gives us the basic rundown of the plot—a bunch of vapid Los Angeles teens keep tabs on semi-celebrities, and when those jetsetters leave town, the teens use the internet to track down addresses and rob the celebrity mansions. Then, they live it up with the money, clothes, and jewelry that allows them feel as glitzy as the folks they rob. And then they do it over and over again. Check it out:
Thoughts? Will this be another meandering look at upper-crust malaise and disaffection, or a sharp and sly dig at our obsession with celebrity culture? Find out when The Bling Ring hits theaters on June 14.
What do you think of the trailer?