11. YOLO Generation Promotes Guns & Rape - Spring Breakers
In April 2013 a film came out designed to cause controversy and revel in the public's outrage. Written and directed by Harmony Korine, the dull and rambling 'Spring Breakers' was mediocre at best and was defended only by teenage boys who liked that Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine spent most of the film not wearing very much and suggestively playing with guns. Aside from general parental grumblings, much of the outrage came from anti-gun organisations who disliked the glorification of firearms and women's rights groups that accused the film of promoting rape culture and putting the emphasis on its female characters being overly sexualised and 'asking for it.' Director Korine claims the film is an arty, social commentary but knows that the parent's outrage would be enough to promote the film to the youth audience who want to see the tale of teens going bad, extreme violence, drugs and sex.