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Liquid Sky (1982)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  15 April 1983 (USA)
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Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Carlisle ...
Paula E. Sheppard ...
Susan Doukas ...
Sylvia
Otto von Wernherr ...
Johann
Bob Brady ...
Owen
Elaine C. Grove ...
Katherine
Stanley Knapp ...
Paul (as Stanley Knap)
Jack Adalist ...
Vincent
Lloyd Ziff ...
Lester
Harry Lum ...
Deliveryman
Roy MacArthur ...
Jack
Sara Carlisle ...
Nellie
Nina V. Kerova ...
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Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human pheromones created in the brain during orgasm preferable to heroin, and the model's casual sex partners begin to disappear. This increasingly bizarre scenario is observed by a lonely woman in the building across the street, a German scientist who is following the aliens, and an equally androgynous, drug-addicted male model. (Both models are played by Anne Carlisle, in a dual role.) Darkly funny and thoroughly weird. Written by Marty Cassady <martyc@vt.edu>

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Cielo líquido  »

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The film won a number of Jury Prizes at film festivals. These included the the Special Jury Prize at the Manila International Film Festival, the Special Jury Prize for Visual Impact at 1983 Cartagena Film Festival, the Special Prize of the Jury at the 1982 Montréal World Film Festival and the Special Prize of the Jury at 1983 Brussels International Film Festival. See more »

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Cult classic
17 March 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I could watch this film again and again for the fabulous retro costumes alone. It is a low-budget sci-fi about aliens in a miniature flying saucers that home in on a chemical released in the brain during orgasm which is akin to heroin. There's very little aliens-action, but lots of psychedelic photography, a cunning rhythm that sucks you into the world of Warhol-like druggies, freelove-devotees, artists, fashion designers, experimental musicians, OTT models, and bisexuals. Liquid Sky is a gem (and also contains perhaps the most realistic lesbian sex scene I've ever seen!) S*d the make-up unless is at least as wild as Ziggy Stardust, leave your gender attitude at the door, embrace existence as rocket-fuelled experience, and tune in to Liquid Sky.


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