Feb 14, - As a wise man once said, "Bikinis and big booties, y'all. That's what life is about." That man is Alien, as played by James Franco in "Spring. Spring Breakers is a American crime film written and directed by Harmony Korine. It stars James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson . "Spring Breakers blends stinging social commentary with bikini cheesecake.