I’m probably not the first person to note this, but Spring Breakers made a lot more sense to…

I’m probably not the first person to note this, but Spring Breakers made a lot more sense to me when I realized it was basically about white supremacy, and white women’s fight for equality at the expense of men and women of color. (Yeah I know Selena Gomez is a WOC but her character bails out early.) The partying and hedonism of the first part of the movie is almost uniformly white—the only POC I can think of is the man in the diner who the girls rob. The last part has a lot of POC but they are all criminals, adversaries, dancers, and sex workers. When the girls “go bad” they suddenly are forced to associate with POC and they are visibly uncomfortable with it. And when the girls seize power, they show they can be equally as bad and as violent as their gangster white savior by killing—I couldn’t keep count. Killing a lot of POC and riding off into the sunset giggling.

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