Music & Culture
“Spring Breakers”: A Call to Pray
Written by Christi Given | April 4, 2013
As many of you know, the film Spring Breakers was released March 22, 2013, starring a very young and popular cast including Selena Gomez (Disney), Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars) and other familiar faces. The film recaps what a wild and provocative spring break looks like as the girls go through a series of partying, drug use, robbing a restaurant, drinking and other destructive things.
The film, according to the International Movie Data Base (IMDB), tells the story of
Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do some dirty work (IMDB).
The Los Angeles Times called it “artful sleaze” as well as “lewd, lush and mind-emptying” in a review. The film is rated R and is definitely not fit for younger audiences. Interestingly enough, some of the lead cast members are former Disney stars.
From the official movie website, the film synopsis is described from view of director Harmony Korine.
In Spring Breakers, his attention turns to four female co-eds (Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Rachel Korine) in an unnamed college town. Desperate to hit the beach, but flat broke, they rob a coffee shop with fake weapons, steal a car, head south and start to party hard. Their fun gets rudely interrupted when the cops bust into their apartment and find things young girls should not be enjoying. Locked up with no bail money, they despair until a local petty gangster (James Franco) springs them. Two of the girls stay with him as his entourage and, ultimately, his hit men; while the other two drop out, exhausted, disoriented and longing to experience that rush of freedom one more time (springbreakersfilm.com–note: This website is not appropriate for younger audiences!).
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of this world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds (1 Corinthians 10:3-4).
PI girls, let us please PRAY for the director, the cast members who have young fans who look up to them, and those who have seen or are going to see this film. It is, according to the “world,” normal to party on spring break, but as believers we need to intercede for these kinds of projects that promote drunkenness, violence, drug use and crude behavior.
Please pray as people push the limits on what is “normal” or “acceptable.” Obviously, a film tells a story, and whether or not it depicts reality, let it be an example of what we DON’T want to attain and what we want to refrain from doing.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy (John 10:10).
Please comment below and say a prayer that God brings more godly, positive, uplifting films. Let’s pray for those unaware of the spirit behind these types of movies.