Catch a screening of 'Spring Breakers' mere hours before Riff Raff takes the stage this Sunday


James Franco as "Alien" in Spring Breakers
  • James Franco as "Alien" in Spring Breakers
Here’s an inspired double feature for you. Sunday afternoon, Uncomfortable Brunch screens Spring Breakers, a breakneck spree of sex, drugs and crime from noted indie squirm-inducer Harmony Korine. Along with former Disney Channel tween stars Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens playing gun-toting co-eds, the film stars a chameleonic James Franco as a drug dealer named Alien. The cornrowed, grill-sporting Alien drew immediate comparisons to cult rapper Riff Raff since – uh – he looks and sounds exactly like Riff Raff. But Korine and Franco both claim that the character is actually based on since-incarcerated St. Pete rapper Dangeruss. Riff Raff himself disagreed, threatening to file a lawsuit and even mocking Franco by playing a character named Jamie Franko on soap opera One Life to Live – a send-up of Franco’s time on General Hospital. Still with us? This Sunday, you can create your own informed opinion, since Riff Raff plays Soundbar mere hours after the screening of Spring Breakers. Judge for yourself.

Spring Breakers | 1 p.m. Sunday, March 4 | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | | $10-$12

Riff Raff | 7 p.m. Sunday, March 4 | Soundbar, 37 W. Pine St. | | $20-$60


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.