Sofia Coppola’s movie based on the Vanity Fair piece by Nancy Jo Sales is an introspective look at Young Hollywood. The string of real life celebrity robberies orchestrated by a group of California youths is a telling representation of the lifestyle aspirations of the current youth in America.
The perpetrators of the crime ring that targeted A-listers Miranda Kerr, Megan Fox and Lindsay Lohan etc. were quite wealthy in their own respect. In this context, when the incentive for theft becomes less material and more a representation of who the material belonged to, we have an interesting case study of young people glamorizing toxic lifestyle choices. Read more.