If Selena Gomez wants to ditch her wholesome image as a Disney child and girlfriend of teenaged pop star Justin Bieber, then her raunchy and raucous new film 'Spring Breakers' seems as good a place as any to start.
The movie, which premiered at the Venice film festival on Wednesday (September 5), stars Gomez and fellow Disney graduate Vanessa Hudgens as bikini-clad revellers on a drink-and-drug-fuelled orgy of beach parties and pranks.
Gomez plays Faith, the least wild of a group of four young college students on their mid-term "spring break", and the actress admitted that some fans would find the movie shocking.
Gomez rose to fame as a teenager on Disney show "Wizards of Waverly Place" and has enjoyed success as a pop singer.
The film, which also stars the Oscar nominated actor James Franco, has created a generally positive buzz ahead of its screening.