On a late-summer afternoon in New York, identical twins Sidney and Thurman Sewell are lying on their bed in the Standard Hotel, wearing nothing but boxers and gold grills on their teeth. As they take swigs from a bottle of Grey Goose, the only thing between them is a completely naked girl they’ve been partying with since the night before. It’s just another day in the supremely strange life of the ATL Twins: 25-year-old skateboarders who sleep in the same bed, fuck the same women and share everything – from the mirror-image tattoos that cover their arms to the Penthouse Pet they were both engaged to for four years, until her parents got too freaked out. “It’s like we’re one person in two bodies,” they say, speaking (as they often do) in unison.
Next spring, the world will get to meet the twins when they make their acting debut alongside James Franco and Selena Gomez in Harmony Korine’s hyper-buzzed college movie Spring Breakers. “Harmony told us, ‘Fuck with me and your stock will go up,'” says Sidney. “Somehow every director, producer, Warner Brothers asshole got our number and was hitting us up.”
Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and raised in Atlanta, the twins stopped showing up to school in eighth grade. “We grew up in a real shithole straight out of [Korine’s 1997 movie] Gummo,” Thurman says. “Then we just started hustling.” These days, the twins work in the office of a personal-injury attorney in Atlanta – but that’s temporary. “We just want to make a lot of money and fuck bitches,” says Thurman. Adds Sidney, “We want to be as big as Justin Bieber!”
This story is from the October 25th, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone.