Put all three together and it looks like a romantic comedy coming-of-age story along the lines of Sing Street, just mixed with some freaky sci-fi body horror. Mitchell and Philippa Goslett co-wrote the screenplay based on an award-winning short story by Neil Gaiman. The movie premieres at Cannes.
We have our first real look at the film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's How to Talk to Girls at Parties, courtesy of Instagram videos from director John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), actress Elle Fanning and Neil himself.
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. It turns out, the ladies are actually part of an alien colony with a nefarious plan, but Enn's infatuation with alien Zan (Fanning) throws a wrench in their plot. Fanning's Zan is wonderfully blank (if that makes sense) and Sharp's Enn feels familiar to anyone who's ever felt out of place or awkward. The teasers arrive in advance of the film's bow at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.