I have no doubt that this isn't going to be 'cookie cutter'.
The issue for me is, Selena alienating her fans in doing so and not cracking the market, as in, are fans of Korine's previous work really going to appreciate 2 Disney actresses? Both of whom have already received a fair bit of criticising for their acting...
I don't think it's comparable to Taylor doing Les Mis.
Les Mis is an institute in the musical - world. It's easy to feel offended over the next cool country-pop star playing a role in it.
Harmony's world is weird and screwed up. Putting girls with a Disney-image will please the viewers of said films because they will want to see "those sweet girls" do fucked up and out there stuff.
I think it's even the reason more people will go to this film.
I'm quite sure about it.
There's something attractive about seeing good girls go bad.
People want to see that.
People will tune in to see that.
The comments on that video are hilarious but what the fuck? They don't need to be doing weird shit like this. Vanessa needs to get on Bandslam 2 with Aly Michalka and Selena needs to put her acting talents to an actual good film. I hope these are just rumors.
Her last two films weren't associated with Disney, but I do agree she should to step into more serious roles...in time/. She's still young and has that youthful look, there's nothing wrong with sticking to your core fanbase and not going totally left field and/or freaky.
Even something a little edgier like a Easy-A/Mean Girls would work.
It's helped that the song is now only $0.69 instead of regular price and it's gotten online promo via the main pop page on iTunes. Other than that, I have no clue why it's suddenly reviving. It sucks that the song is dying on pop radio but it's slowly climbing on HOT AC stations so it is able to stay afloat a little while longer.