As someone reading a movie website, you’ve surely seen a coming of age romance here and there. And you’ve probably seen an alien invasion movie as well. But now they’re about to combine in a sexy, punk acid trip of a movie in the form of an adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s short story and graphic novel How to Talk to Girls at Parties.
The first trailer just arrived, and it looks like a wild, charming genre mash-up that should be a hell of a good time at the movies this summer. Read More »
Elle Fanning continues her electric career playing precocious teens on the cusp of sexual awakening with her role as the eccentric love interest in How to Talk to Girls at Parties — but with a twist. This time, Fanning is an alien newly indoctrinated into 1970s’ London’s punk rock scene.
Based off of Neil Gaiman‘s short story of the same name, How to Talk to Girls at Parties marks director John Cameron Mitchell‘s return to feature films after a seven-year hiatus. Now it seems like Mitchell will be swiveling from the morose tone of his last film Rabbit Hole, and recapturing the oddball effervescence of his earlier film, Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
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The title “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” brings to mind something very specific, yet this movie is not at all what you think it’s going to be. Clue one: it is based on a short story by Neil Gaiman, the writer behind Sandman and Stardust. Clue two: it’ll be co-written and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, the creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and, most recently, the director of Rabbit Hole. That heartbreaking film starred Nicole Kidman and she’ll reteam with the director for this one. So what’s it about? It’s a musically charged, Romeo and Juliet-influenced, love story involving punks and aliens.
As previously reported, Elle Fanning is still attached, and they’ll be joined by Matt Lucas and Ruth Wilson. Read more about How to Talk to Girls At Parties below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
While we wait to see what becomes of those long-gestating Sandman and American Gods adaptations, another Neil Gaiman tale is taking a step toward the big screen. Elle Fanning has signed on to lead How to Talk to Girls at Parties, based on a 2006 short story by Gaiman. John Cameron Mitchell is directing. Get plot details and more after the jump.
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