Sofia Coppola’s new film, The Bling Ring, focuses on the true-story of the California teens who burglarized a veritable who’s-who’s of young celebs of the Paris Hilton/Lohan ilk. These teens were not your average criminals looking for jewelry to fence. No, the Bling Ring want to steal the celebrity’s fame, their aura, and, yes, their clothes and jewelry too. You see, these teens have been raised completely in the all-encompassing world of social media, reality television & lurid celebrity pop culture. These teens turn on the television (ha!) or their iPhone to see the glamorous lives of these pseudo-celebs which they want too. Every teenager wants to be accepted.
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