The Bling Ring is a film about a group of Hollywood teenagers/wannabe-celebs who went around robbing the homes of stars like Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson and Paris Hilton. Of course they got caught and charges were pressed against them. Coincidentally, while the real ‘Bling Ring’ was burglarizing homes, one of the members, Alexis Neiers was filming a reality tv show called ‘Pretty Wild.’ In the show Alexis and her sister Gaby, along with their depressingly fame-obsessed mother came off as immature, vapid and attention-seeking idiots.
I know that is harsh but you REALLY have to watch this show. Of course there is more to people than what is portrayed on TV but there is NO WAY that anyone could have imagined these people were so . . . misguided. That’s why I find it hilarious that Alexis is upset about her portrayal in the movie which can only make her look better than how she represented herself on the show.
Alexis, after initially denying involvement, plead ‘no contest,’ and was convicted on felony charges. She was sentenced to 180 days in prison after police found many of the stolen items in her possession. If Alexis didn’t want attention she wouldn’t be calling attention to this movie or herself. Notice that she is the only member anyone has ever heard of, the only one commenting on it and the only one who has had a tv show.
Here are Alexis’ thoughts. First of all, she is upset, although she has not even seen the movie. The misreporting Alexis is referring to, in the Tweets, is the incident where Nancy Jo Sales said she was wearing Louboutins when she was really wearing shoes from Bebe. :-|
Alexis writes on her blog, “I can only hope that this movie does not just tell the story of Los Angeles teens robbing the homes of celebrities because that, I don’t believe, would have much impact on people as what I believe the real cultural obsession with what the Bling Ring is.”
Well, that’s exactly what it’s about, baby girl.
Alexis continues . . . “If you look back a couple of decades ago to the beginning of time, spirituality and religion was the center focus of every home.This obsession is what makes the Bling Ring so prevalent almost 5 years after the initial robbery took place and it is because, I believe, that a majority of society is just as sick as these teens were. We are obsessed, I believe because we want an inside look into the real life of these celebrities and we enjoy publicly scrutinizing people because they “sin” differently then we do.”
Sorry, Alexis, but the beginning of time was not “a few decades ago.” It’s funny how she admits that “these teens” (isn’t she one of them) are obsessed with celebrity and fame after claiming that she isn’t, and that society is obsessed with celebrity and fame, yet she really hopes this movie isn’t about that.
Alexis goes onto say, “The story of teens robing [sic] the homes of celebrities is artificial and has no real depth and substance and I can only hope that Ms. Coppola decides to shed light to this truth.”
After explaining how The Bling Ring is a metaphor for society’s obsession with celebrities, she then says that it has “no real depth and substance.” Then she says she hopes the movie is about that, even though she previously said she didn’t want the movie to be about that.
But then she says, “Based on what I saw it looks like it is just another party movie based on teens robbing celebrity homes. I am still hoping that this movie will accurately show what I have described above and I have faith in Sofia’s ability and in this film.”
In summation she has no idea what she thinks but won’t see the movie even though she hopes it was good.
Watch Alexis throw a tantrum at reporter, Nancy Jo Sales, for misreporting what shoes she wore to a courtroom hearing.