"Spring Breakers" is raunchy ribald look at "seamy side" of local beaches

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. - As the initial images of Spring Breakers plays out, it looks like… well, let Tampa Bay Times Film critic Steve Persall explain it.

"Spring Breakers is as if Quentin Tarrentino did one of those Frankie and Annette-type movies," he told me. "It's very much in that vein.  Very violent.  Drug soaked.  Sex soaked.  Profanity-laden."

It was just about this time last year that the crew and cast of Spring Breakers descended on the Coral Reef Resort on Gulf Boulevard, creating that make-believe reality.  As the film debuts nationwide this weekend, we take a look at how this increases the credibility of our area as a film-making venue.

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