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Gregg Araki (2010)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Mysterious Skin director Gregg Araki returns to the delicious absurdity of his 1990s "Teen Apocalypse" trilogy with this erotically charged slice of hipster film-making. Conceived as a treat for his hardcore fans, it's a flimsy but fun sci-fi comedy in which bisexual college student Smith (Thomas Dekker) and his equally hedonistic pals (including a fabulously free-spirited Juno Temple) are drawn into a convoluted end-of-days conspiracy after his ominous dreams start bleeding into reality. The surreal and self-aware events play like Twin Peaks meets 90210, as the ludicrously beautiful characters revel in their youth, while swapping ultra-snappy dialogue, having tons of sex and encountering such strangeness as a possessive witch, animal mask-wearing assailants and a demented cult leader. Araki's trademark comic book-vibrant visuals and a cool, indie soundtrack intensify the overall trippy experience, keeping everything cohesive even when the narrative goes entirely off the rails in the rushed final act.


A bisexual film student with an insatiable libido has recurring erotic dreams about two mysterious women. He is surprised to find that both of them exist in real life - one is the new lover of his lesbian best friend while the other is on the run from a gang of masked assassins. Comedy, starring Thomas Dekker and Haley Bennett.

Cast & Crew

Smith Thomas Dekker
Stella Haley Bennett
Thor Chris Zylka
Lorelei Roxane Mesquida
London Juno Temple
Rex Andy Fischer-Price
Hunter Jason Olive
The Messiah James Duval
Oliver Brennan Mejia
Director Gregg Araki
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Artificial EyeGuidance: Contains swearing and sexual references.Available on: DVDReleased on: 10 Jun 2011