As The Bling Ring opens today, it’s important that we don’t forget the film’s roots. In 2010, Vanity Fair‘s Nancy Jo Sales wrote a brilliant exposé on the trial and trivialities of the real-life teen thieves who stole from Hollywood’s rich and famous. Alexis Neiers — the unwitting star of the story, later the intentional star of E!’s train wreck reality show Pretty Wild — was “petrified” by how Sales represented her in the piece and called the journalist to unload.

Of course Sales didn’t answer the phone, which left Neiers to make no less than four attempts to leave the most scathing voicemail indictment she could imagine (or pre-write, as it were). If only this “talented young woman” hadn’t been derailed by technology and constant interruptions by her overindulgent mother.

Below, watch Neiers’ epic telephonic unraveling. It really does get better every time.

They were Bebe shoes, not Louboutins, okay? “TWENTY-NINE DOLLARS!!!”

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