After six months on the road promoting his raunchy, dreamlike film, Harmony Korine brought it home to Hollywood on Thursday with the L.A. premiere of Spring Breakers. Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, and James Franco stepped out at the ArcLight Theatre on Sunset Boulevard  with friends and family by their sides.

“It’s a girls' night,” Hudgens told The Hollywood Reporter with a laugh. 

“My mom was a huge Harmony fan, so when she got the script, she was absolutely beyond herself. She was so excited,” said Selena, wearing a stunning red gown by Reem Acra.

But after debuting the film at the Venice Film Festival in September, then screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, Gomez said she was “scared” of how U.S. audiences would react.

“It’s actually scarier for me to do it here,” she said. “We were in Europe, and they are a little bit more liberal over there. They don’t care if they see boobs.”

Once inside, guests cheered and laughed their way through the 94-minute neon, day-glo trip, filled with bare breasts, beer bongs, drugs and weaponry.

“It was pretty electric,” said director Korine of the crowd’s reception to the film. “The film has come full circle now.”

The film opens in limited release Friday, March 15, and expands nationwide March 22.

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