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Bling Ring Member Alexis Neiers Calls Upcoming Movie 'Trashy'
Sofia Coppola's movie about the Bling Ring -- the group of L.A. teens who broke into celebrities' homes in 2008 and 2009 to steal jewelry and clothing -- is coming out this summer, and at least one person is not amused.
Alexis Neiers, who served 30 days of a 180-day sentence for being part of the group of young burglars, recently told LA Times writer Amy Kaufman via Twitter that she thinks the film is "trashy and inaccurate."
In a series of tweets, the 21-year-old felon detailed her feelings regarding Coppola's effort:
@AmyKinLA it's trashy and inaccurate. Based on Detective Goodkin and Nancy Joe Sales inaccurate information. 2 people who are everything— A L E X I S H A I N E S (@Itsalexishaines) April 23, 2013
@AmyKinLA they accused us of being. Celebrity status obsessed, fame & money hungry...The detective who has been caught in— A L E X I S H A I N E S (@Itsalexishaines) April 23, 2013
@AmyKinLA multiple lies and who played himself in this film and a woman who is an irresponsible,inaccurate and a dishonest— A L E X I S H A I N E S (@Itsalexishaines) April 23, 2013
@AmyKinLA journalist who is currently writing a book based on inaccurate facts.— A L E X I S H A I N E S (@Itsalexishaines) April 23, 2013
@AmyKinLA The truth will come out soon enough and I have no intention of seeing this film.— A L E X I S H A I N E S (@Itsalexishaines) April 23, 2013
The "journalist" that Neiers references is Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales, who penned a 2010 piece about the Bling Ring's nefarious activities. Neiers infamously responded to the piece by calling Sales and leaving an enraged voicemail message .
Neiers most recent series of tweets was prompted by Kaufman asking what Neiers thought of the trailer:
@itsalexisneiers Would love to hear what you have to say about this new trailer: http://t.co/Vr5bjXMedL— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) April 23, 2013
The movie stars Emma Watson. Here's the trailer that got Neiers so upset:
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