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Posts Tagged ‘Harmony Korine’

James Franco’s Publicity Campaign Urges Oscar Voters to ‘Consider This Sh*t’

Hollywood publicists are coming up with new and innovative ways to push their clients’s projects during awards season, aren’t they? We find it interesting to consider the fact that some in the industry work as “Oscar publicists” pushing clients’ movies to Academy voters six months a year—and that star PR man Warren Cowan claimed to have created the Oscar campaign in 1946 when he pitched The Los Angeles Times to support Joan Crawford for best actress.

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Disney Starlets Go Grunge—How Far Is Too Far?

Say you have a client (or two) who made her name as a squeaky-clean Disney Channel kid, rising from the ranks of the Mouseketeers to land her very own show and an attendant career in pop music. Say that she’s now known for dating the world’s favorite pre-pubescent pop star, but she wants to move into an acting career and needs to prove that she can pull off mature roles?

What if her new breakout movie was set to be directed by Harmony Korine, best known as the screenwriter behind Larry Clark’s notoriously explicit “Kids”, which was one of the most controversial films of the 90’s and one of the few movies that you could never rent at Blockbuster unless you were over 21? What if promos for the movie involved your clients wearing bikinis and engaging in what seems to be some form of bad behavior?

Good move? Positive PR? Well here’s the trailer for “Spring Breakers”, starring former Disney stars Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez. We don’t quite know what to think (except that the movie’s promoters are hoping to stir up some controversy):

Kinda creepy!