Sofia Coppola and The Beguiled Cast Create a 1860s Installment of Girls Gone Wild
Sofia Coppola’s extensive filmography includes The Virgin Suicides, Somewhere, Marie Antoinette, and … Girls Gone Wild? Coppola went on The Late Late Show with James Corden to talk about her upcoming period film The Beguiled, a civil-war era film about how the dynamics and atmosphere of a girls’ school changes when they take in a wounded solider.
To blow off steam during shooting, she reveals, the cast joked about a reimagined Girls Gone Wild, a historical relic of the late ’90s and early 2000s that taped women in party settings getting naked, in 1860. Red solo cup meets corset, as The Late Late Show took that footage from Coppola’s phone and made them into a short segment with “Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst showing enough shoulder and ankle to make any Civil War soldier lose his mind.” Scandalous.
As Flavorwire and other sources have pointed out, the marketing for the film so far is a bit confuzzling. The trailer, according to those that have seen the film have seen the film, doesn’t quite reflect the tone of the actual movie nor do the neon pink “Sisters Before Misters” or “Head Bitch in Charge” images the Twitter has been putting out. We’ll have more on the film coming out soon though, so keep an eye out for these wild, vengeful girls.
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