Despite having premiered 11 years ago, “The Bling Ring” continues to be one of the most popular dramas that has influenced pop culture. Sofia Coppola directed the film, along with a stellar cast to bring it to life.

Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson, Claire Julien, Taissa Farmiga, Leslie Mann, Gavin Rossdale, Georgia Rock and Carlos Miranda are some of the actors who played significant roles in the narrative.

The story explores several themes, including the obsession with fame and celebrities, materialism and the superficiality of modern society and the impact of social media on the lives of teenagers.

How to stream ‘The Bling Ring’ in the United States

The Bling Ring premiered in 2013 and since then, it has been garnering attention for its captivating plot and top-notch performances. The film directed by Sofia Coppola is available in the catalogs of Max, Lifetime Movie Club and Kanopy.

The movie mixes crime and drama with a critique of celebrity culture and modern materialism. Additionally, it is based on a true story that fascinated the public with the audacity and frivolity of the young people involved.

It was produced by American Zoetrope, the Coppola family’s production company, and distributed by A24. The director wrote the script based on Nancy Jo Sales‘ article and interviews with the real members.

What is The Bling Ring about?

The story follows a group of teenagers in Los Angeles who, between 2008 and 2009, get involved in a series of celebrity burglaries. Fascinated by celebrity culture and social media, they use the Internet to track their victims’ locations.

It is based on the real group of teenagers known as “The Bling Ring”, who robbed the homes of various Hollywood celebrities, including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom and Megan Fox.

The group stole around $3 million in luxury goods, including clothing, jewelry and art. Paris herself allowed scenes to be filmed inside her actual home, which was one of the houses that were robbed.

Guide to the main characters of The Bling Ring

  • Katie Chang as Rebecca Ahn: She is the leader of the group, the mastermind behind the robberies.
  • Israel Broussard as Marc Hall: A shy boy who becomes Rebecca’s best friend and is dragged into a life of crime.
  • Emma Watson as Nicki Moore: A superficial and ambitious young woman who joins the group to live the celebrity lifestyle.
  • Taissa Farmiga as Sam Moore: Nicki’s adoptive sister, also involved in the robberies.
  • Claire Julien as Chloe Tainer: Another member of the group who enjoys the loot and the parties.
  • Carlos Miranda as Rob: A friend and member of the group who participates in the robberies.