“The girls mostly wore bikinis the whole time, neon bikinis, fluorescents and stuff,” Spring Breakers Director Harmony Korine said to Urban Outfitters. “I’m pretty fond of that screen look. And then Alien, his style was pretty amazing. He’s kind of a beach bum, a white gangster. There’s some kind of gangster mysticism involved.”
He also likened the girls – his wife Rachel Korine, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and Ashley Benson – to Britney Spears archetypes.
“I think that there’s this kind of sense to them that they’re these beautiful, all-American girls from middle-America that have kind of lost their way and are trolling the darkness. At the same time it’s in kind of a poppy, contextual way. So there’s just some sort of connection I feel, in her music and even just in her identity, throughout the whole movie.”