Talk to the girl. Save the world.
Based on Neil Gaiman’s short story and directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), A24’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties is set to world premiere at Cannes this coming Saturday, May 21st. It’s a comedy rather than a horror film, but the sci-fi element is present in the first batch of teasers that just hit ahead of the premiere.
There’s some seriously wacky Stuart Gordon/Brian Yuzna body horror going on here…
How to Talk to Girls at Parties focuses on Enn, a shy teenage punk rocker in 1970s suburban London, and his two closest friends, Vic and John. One night they all sneak into a party where they meet a group of intensely attractive, otherworldly girls; at first they think they’re from a cult, but eventually come to realize the girls are literally from another world—outer space.
The leaders of this alien colony have a nefarious plan in mind, but that doesn’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan, one of the colony’s key members. Their burgeoning romance sets in motion a series of increasingly sensational events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks versus aliens, and test the bonds of friendship, family, and true love.
The cast includes Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, and Matt Lucas.