If it feels like we've been hearing about John Cameron Mitchell's How To Talk To Girls At Parties for months, it's because we have: the film debuted to, uh, let's call it a divided reaction at last year's Cannes Film Festival, and in the time since we've been twiddling our thumbs, waiting to get a look at Mitchell's latest film. Here's one of our favorite filmmakers adapting Neil Gaiman, one of our favorite writers: of course we're excited, and damn the mixed buzz.
Well, today A24 released the first trailer for How To Talk To Girls At Parties.
How's it look? See for yourselves.
This looks fun! Lots of energy, weirdo alien shenanigans, Nicole Kidman's Queen Boadicea rocking a look that calls to mind Daryl Hannah in Blade Runner. Maybe the naysayers will prove to be correct on this one, but for now this looks very much like our jam. We will definitely watch this movie.
Here's an official plot synopsis, in case the trailer was unclear:
"Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban London teenager in 1977, sneaking out with his best friends to after-hours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet. In fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. That doesn’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan (Elle Fanning), a beautiful and rebellious alien teenager who, despite her allegiance to her strange colony, is fascinated by Enn. Together they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic punk rock world of 1970s London, inadvertently setting off a series of events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks vs. aliens, and test the limits of how far each of them will go for true love."
Aaaand here's the film's poster:
A24's putting Mitchell's latest in theaters this summer; stay tuned for a specific release date. In the meantime: what do you folks think? You buying what How To Talk To Girls At Parties is selling? Have you read the Gaiman short story this film's based on? When's the last time you revisited Hedwig And The Angry Inch? Answer these questions - and, indeed, questions you weren't even prompted to answer! - in the comments below.