The Bling Ring

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Something you may not know about me is I love celebrities. It’s kind of cliché, but I find them so interesting. (You can imagine my elation when Oprah popped by last week for a quick motivational speech—just a casual Monday at the office.) Emma Watson is one of my faves, so when I found out she was starring in The Bling Ring (out in theaters June 14) and saw the book version on my supervisor’s desk, I immediately asked to borrow it. Here’s the lowdown: a group of teens living on the outskirts of Hollywood committed their first celebrity robbery one random afternoon. They simply walked up to the house, rang the doorbell, and when no one answered, sauntered in and took whatever they pleased, which was mainly clothing, accessories, and shoes. And so their theft continued. Victims included Paris Hilton, Audrina Patridge, Orlando Bloom/Miranda Kerr, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson, and Brian Austin Green/Megan Fox. They eventually got caught because they were careless about getting captured on surveillance videos. I thought it would be interesting to discover the teens’ motives, but it turns out they just obsessed with the styles and wardrobes of these celebrities. That’s it. Oh, and it was easy. It didn’t really make sense to me, which is why I found the book quite boring and unorganized. Perhaps that is because the author, Nancy Jo Sales, first wrote about the investigation in a piece for Vanity Fair called “The Suspects Wore Louboutins” and then went on to publish the book after Sofia Coppola decided to turn her story into a movie. In my opinion, the story does not warrant an entire book when an article can suffice. If you’re at all interested, read the article before seeing the movie (yes, I’m still seeing the movie!) and you’ll be just fine.

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Author: Rachael

Book lover + editor, feminist, California soul + New York state of mind.

One thought on “The Bling Ring

  1. A. OPRAH WAS AT YOUR OFFICE?!
    B. This is why we’re soulmates, i’m celebrity obsessed obvi and was already planning on seeing this movie too….

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