The film adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s short story and graphic novel ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’ just released its first trailer!
Set during the days of punk rock in the United Kingdom, the late 1970s, a young teen boy named Enn (Alex Sharp) is having some trouble finding his way through the wild social environment of late night partying and chatting up girls. Everything changes when he and his friends stumble upon a strange fever dream of a party featuring a bunch of strange, sexy alien teens who are trying to blend into human society as their own extra-terrestrial rite of passage. It’s here that he meets Zan (Elle Fanning), setting him on a course for first love in the strangest way possible.
The film aims to place Gaiman’s wild story into reality, complete with some David Bowie influences, including a wild-looking Nicole Kidman, who stars along with Ruth Wilson and Matt Lucas. The movie comes from director John Cameron Mitchell, the brilliant mind behind ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch,’ and Philippa Goslet.
‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’ hasn’t specified a release date in the United States yet, but it’s expected to open in the United Kingdom in May, so it will probably arrive stateside sometime this summer. In the meantime, here’s the official synopsis:
From the raucous dual imaginations of fantasy laureate Neil Gaiman (‘American Gods,’ ‘Coraline’)
and glam-rock multi-hyphenate John Cameron Mitchell (‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch,’ ‘Shortbus’)
comes the electrifying and singular pop extravaganza film, ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties.’ 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.
Check out the trailer below!