When I found out last March that Sofia Coppola was making a movie about the Bling Ring at first I was shocked and then I became optimistic after I heard what her intentions for the film were. I can only hope that this movie does not just tell the story of Los Angeles teens robbing the homes of celebrities because that, I don’t believe, would have much impact on people as what I believe the real cultural obsession with what the Bling Ring is.
See as a society we are so focused in this day and age on what celebrity is doing what and we have gotten off track. It has lead to teens literally killing themselves and privacy and boundaries no longer exists.
If you look back a couple of decades ago to the beginning of time, spirituality and religion was the center focus of every home. The work like, family life, finances etc. were focused around a cultures spiritual beliefs.
I don’t know exactly where we started to go wrong, I believe it has something to do with technology advancing so quickly in the last decade especially.
This obsession is what makes the Bling Ring so prevalent almost 5 years after the initial robbery took place and it is because, I believe, that a majority of society is just as sick as these teens were.
We are obsessed, I believe because we want an inside look into the real life of these celebrities and we enjoy publicly scrutinizing people because they “sin” differently then we do. It is a method of distracting us from having to look at our own actions and sick behavioral patterns.
The story of teens robing the homes of celebrities is artificial and has no real depth and substance and I can only hope that Ms. Coppola decides to shed light to this truth.
See no one know the real story behind the Bling Ring. All of the media outlets have gotten key facts in this case wrong from names of defendants, who is involved in what robbery, who the leader of this crew was, and many more facts that we will never know because no one went to trial.
Key pieces of evidence were never submitted and the majority of the defendants walked with 3 years or so of probation and refused to have anything to do with the media. Not to mention the lead detective who is currently under investigation for numerous reason regarding his conduct in this case.
Just last month a teaser for the film was released and based on what I saw it looks like it is just another party watch movie based on teens robbing celebrity homes. I understand that the point of this teaser was to entice all of you to go to the theater and see this film. I am still hoping that this movie will accurately show what I have described above and I have faith in Sofia’s ability and in this film.