The first trailer just dropped for How to Talk to Girls at Parties, an upcoming film directed by renowned independent filmmaker John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Rabbit Hole). The film is based on a short-story by Neil Gaiman (Stardust, American Gods) and sees a London-based boy by the name of Enn (Alex Sharp) who falls in love with a beautiful foreign exchange student named Zan (Elle Fanning). Shortly after, Enn discovers that Zan belongs to an alien race, one bent on seeing Zan undergo a mysterious rite of passage — which could ultimately lead to her imminent death.
The synopsis for the film goes like this:
“How to Talk to Girls at Parties takes audiences 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 (Sharp). Crashing local punk queen Boadicea’s party, Enn discovers every boy’s dream – gorgeous foreign exchange students. When he meets the enigmatic Zan (Fanning), it’s love at first sight.”
The trailer for the movie certainly looks to provide an offbeat quirkiness that fans of Gaiman will no doubt be familiar with, with the quirkiness only being upscaled by the touch of controversial director John Cameron Mitchell.
The trailer for How to Talk to Girls at Parties can be viewed below.
The movie was acquired by A24 Films shortly after its world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.