A Sci-Fi Punk Rock Love Story…
One of the best parts of Neil Gaiman’s Fragile Things anthology is the Hugo Award winning short story of two boys Enn and Vic attending a party who eventually discover the girls they are hitting on are in fact aliens.
A film adaptation of this story, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, made it’s premiere last may at the Cannes Film Festival back in May, helmed by Hedwig and the Angry Inch director John Cameron Mitchell. Mitchell has given the film a sci-fi punk aesthetic that has not been seen since 1984’s Repo Man.
The film stars Nicole Kidman, Alex Sharp, and Elle Fanning and will be having it’s theatrical run soon, read the official synopsis below:
John Cameron Mitchell, director of the acclaimed films ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and ‘Shortbus’ takes us to an exotic and unusual world: suburban London in the late ’70s. Under the spell of the Sex Pistols, every teenager in the country wants to be a punk, including our hopeless hero Enn (Alex Sharp). Crashing local punk queen Boadicea’s party, Enn discovers every boy’s dream — gorgeous foreign exchange students. When he meets the enigmatic Zan (Elle Fanning), it’s love at first sight.
But these teens are, in fact, aliens from outer space, sent to Earth to prepare for a mysterious rite of passage. When their dark secret is revealed, the love-struck Enn must turn to Boadicea (Nicole Kidman) and her followers for help in order to save the girl he loves from certain death. When the punks take on the aliens, neither Enn’s nor Zan’s universe will ever be the same again.
We don’t have any information as far as a release date goes for How to Talk to Girls at Parties, but we do know that it exists and is coming soon. Here’s to hoping it’s sooner rather than later.