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Watch: 'Spring Breakers' trailer

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

Two of the most popular child stars of the past decade are all grown-up in the racy new trailer for "Spring Breakers."

This is not a Disney movie, even though the stars got their start on family friendly TV shows that are about as wholesome as it gets.

The new movie was shot in part here in Tampa Bay. The trailer shows a film that's anything but wholesome.

"The kids that grew up with, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, the Disney films. You're not going to get that. It's totally different," said film critic Joe Belcastro.

Drugs, drinking and debauchery are not what some expected from the film shot in St Pete Beach.

"We went from having the Dolphin Tale and wholesome, family-friendly films to this raunchiness," Belcastro said.

Belcastro is a journalist who says he snuck on the closed set of "Spring Breakers." He's not surprised the film directed by Harmony Korine, a director known for darker themes in his films, isn't all sunny Florida beaches.

"This is a spring break film and there's going to be a story line with robbery and drugs. But I just saw a bunch of college age people partying up and drinking stuff like that," he said.

The thing that is most surprising to a lot of parents is the film's rating. It's actually creating a dividing line. Most expected PG, but the film is rated R. Gomez plays a good girl gone bad on the big screen. It may turn off some, who banked on good Pinellas PR from the film.

"They're trying to say oh it might be a bad reflection of Florida or Tampa Bay," Belcastro said.

However, some say there's no such thing as bad publicity.

"I think it's good for the area. It's going to attract a lot of people. It's pretty cool that we actually have a film here in Tampa," said Liane Weio.

Just keep the tweens at home.

"I know the starlets have this Disney aura about them, but that's not what it's going to be, so parents be warned," Belcastro said.

The film is out in March -- just in time for Spring break.

You can watch the MTV video above. If you can't see it, click over to MTV's website:

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