One of my guiltiest pleasures has been reading The Superficial for nearly six years now. Reading Fish’s patronizing commentary about the day-to-day paparazzi-shot lives of celebrities is hilarious beyond measure. As the cameras, court documents, and quotes come together, they often frame the existence of a Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian as a shallow exercise in fame. But what happens when you want into that lifestyle of permanent celebrity? What would you do? You’d start the Bling Ring and bring in Emma Watson as your star, of course.
Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, whose track record has been pretty great since she shouldn’t have been in The Godfather Part III, The Bling Ring is inspired by the real group of socialite-wannabes who wound up breaking into the homes of Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orland Bloom, and others. I don’t know guys, I’m having a hankering for some celebrity theft action after seeing this trailer.