"Spring Breakers" director Harmony Korine cast famously young-looking actresses like Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson in his wild movie, kept them nearly naked the entire film and put them in highly sexualized scenes. But for Korine, 40, that's just business as usual.
Korine -- whose 26-year-old wife Rachel Korine also stars in the film -- was asked about the potentially awkward nature of directing such young girls in fleshy scenes in a Wednesday appearance on HuffPost Live. "Not at all," Korine deadpanned when asked if he ever felt "creepy" during the shoot. "I feel like the most pure human being that's ever existed … the most pure human being of all time."
HuffPost Live host Ricky Camilleri pressed Korine to explain how that works. "My intentions are pure, in that the film is about that culture, it is about that world," Korine continued. "So anything I did that was less graphic or less whatever you want to call it would be fake. Or it wouldn't be interesting, so I never question. That's what the movie is about."
"Spring Breakers" debuts Friday in limited release, but it's already Korine's most popular film to date. James Franco also stars in the film, playing Alien, a rapper-cum-gangster who bails out the aforementioned actresses before setting them on a renewed path of debauchery and violence.