Being Style Obsessed… How Far is Too Far?
Aside from the drug use in the film which I have absolutely abhor, I found The Bling Ring a really interesting made for Movie case-study on the original Bling Ring group and being style obsessed. How responsible is the media and celebs when it comes to the fierce fascination with material goods and related social pressures to be fabulous. Or are the convicted criminals simply guilty of one of the most personal invasions of space in the books? Burglarizing.
I love Birkins. I love Louis Vuitton. I love Chanel. This is basically a running monologue of my brain when I start to think of shopping. For the first half of the film I was like “Oh I love that Miu Miu that Gucci that Prada.” I’m as celebrity involved and style inspired as they come but why are these young Beverly Hills living style hungry celebrity obsessed fashion victims willing to rob people while I simply write about it and work hard to get them?
I guess I just said a mouthfull there…
“Beverly Hills living” – Last time I was in L.A. I noticed the overall focus was definitely on what bag I was carrying, what shoes I was wearing and what bling I was blingin… Can this drive people to adopt the “I’ll do anything to get that!” mentality?
“Celebrity obsessed” – Well this is obvious!
“Fashion Victims” – One of my favorite lines from the movie was “I need more Chanel.” And who doesn’t? But does this make people rob?
“Willing to rob” – I suppose it boils down to this last portion of my description of the Bling Ring. I see how if you’re willing to rob someone then you’ll likely do it under the right circumstances.
In any event I absolutely loved the movie and think that to get a glimpse into the life of a criminal who is both style obsessed and willing to break the law to have the glitz and glam that a celeb has then go check out The Bling Ring directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Emma Watson, Gavin Rossdale and Leslie Mann with guest appearances by Kirsten Dunce, and Paris Hilton.
Paris said in a recent interview with Vulture: “I was really emotional watching it,” “During some parts of it, I literally had tears in my eyes and I wanted to cry.”
Well Paris, maybe next time a terrible event happens, don’t let someone film a feature film of those events in your house. When you watch the movie you’ll see, the house that is apparently Paris Hilton’s… is actually Paris Hiltons house! Well that’s one way to get over it… I suppose. I recommend a therapist.
Anyway go see the film and then go out an BUY the amazing things you loved in the film as opposed to stealing them like bay boys and girls.
Watch a really cool trailer here:
Images from Fanpop.com and justjaredjr.com