Sofia Coppola's 'Bling Ring' Trailer Looks as Wild as the Real Tabloid Crime Story

Esther Zuckerman

The true-crime story was just begging to be a movie: a group of Los Angeles area teens transforms into a crime ring, burglarizing the homes of celebrities like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. And now here it is, with a trashy-meets-classy, distorted new Hollywood glow — our first real look at Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, and it borrows a tag line straight from Nancy Jo Sales' Vanity Fair 2010 story about the group: "let's go shopping." (Sales's piece, which is reportedly the basis for the film, she wrote that the group's alleged leader, Rachel Lee, called their thieving "shopping.") Here's the clip, set to a very loud Sleigh Bells song:

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As with any Sofia Coppola film, the trailer is highly stylized, and will probably get a lot of attention for the shots of Emma Watson sexy-dancing. (YouTube commenters are asking for GIFs.) The Playlist already made the comparison to Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, which also features stars with young fan bases doing very bad things. 

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It's still unclear how faithful The Bling Ring can be — the reporting on the subject, whether that be from Vanity Fair or TMZ, is plenty salacious on its own. But Paris Hilton herself is guest-starring, so there's that — even if Marie Antoinette wasn't exactly what you'd call faithful non-fiction. Via TMZ you can see real life video of the burglars in Audrina Patridge's home: 

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