John Cameron Mitchell, director of the acclaimed films Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Shortbus takes us to an exotic and unusual world: suburban London in the late 70s. Under the spell of the Sex Pistols, every teenager in the country wants to be a punk, including our hopeless hero Enn (Alex Sharp). Crashing local punk queen Boadicea’s party, Enn discovers every boy’s dream – gorgeous foreign exchange students. When he meets the enigmatic Zan (Elle Fanning), it’s love at first sight.
But these teens are, in fact, aliens from outer space, sent to Earth to prepare for a mysterious rite of passage. When their dark secret is revealed, the love-struck Enn must turn to Boadicea (Nicole Kidman) and her followers for help in order to save the girl he loves from certain death. When the punks take on the aliens, neither Enn’s nor Zan’s universe will ever be the same again.
How to Talk to Girls at Parties is a British-American science fiction romantic-comedy film directed by John Cameron Mitchell and written by Philippa Goslett and Cameron Mitchell, based on the short story of same name by Neil Gaiman. The film stars Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, and Matt Lucas. Principal photography began on November 9, 2015 in Sheffield.
How to Talk to Girls at Parties
Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Ruth Wilson, Matt Lucas, Joanna Scanlan, Elarica Johnson, Joey Ansah, Hebe Beardsall, Eloise Smyth, Alex Sharp
Screenplay by: Philippa Goslett
Production Design by: Helen Scott
Cinematography by: Frank G. DeMarco
Film Editing by: Brian A. Kates
Costume Design by: Sandy Powell
Set Decoration by: Hannah Spice
Art Direction by: Caroline Barclay
Music by: Nico Muhly, Jamie Stewart
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, sexual content, some drug use and nudity.
Distributed by: A24 Films
Release Date: 2017