I finished off my time at this year's Sundance Film Festival with a screening of Joel Schumacher's Twelve. The film, which puts Chace Crawford in his first leading movie role as a teenage drug dealer in NYC, is based on the novel by Nick McDonnell (who was 17 when he wrote it). Basically, the movie plays out like an even more scandalous version of Gossip Girl — tons of pretty young teens with way too much of their parents' money and not enough things to do. Except this time around, Nate Archibald is the drug dealer, Kiefer Sutherland takes on the part of Gossip Girl, and Serena and Blair replaced with equally doe-eyed doppelgangers. Oh yeah, 50 cent is there too.
It definitely wasn't my favorite of the festival — in some ways I felt like it was trying to capture a similar spirit to The Wackness but fell flat. On the other hand, audiences cant get enough of watching rich kids behaving badly. To see for yourself, just read more.