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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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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 ...
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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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About five years after this movie debuted, lead actress Anne Carlisle wrote a book called "Liquid Sky: The Novel" based on this film, it being first published in 1987. See more »

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Margaret: I kill with my cunt.
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Excerpts from 'Beautiful Bend'
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A real alien film
9 July 2002 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

This one actually seems to have been made by and for aliens. Its view of humanity appears to be that of an onlooker from another world, dispassionately observing us. That's what makes it so different from the usual space alien movie.

Like it or not, you must admit that it's original. There is simply nothing else like it. Perhaps the closest thing is Repo Man. But Liquid Sky is even stranger than that.

This movie lays bare much of the pretense and affectation of our society, particularly those of the shallow, pseudo-intellectual crowd. The lack of any truly likable characters may turn off a lot of viewers, but to me it simply reflects the kind of people being depicted here.

From our perspective, twenty years on, it takes on a still different aspect. Here was life before AIDS, before 9/11 (including a shot of the World Trade Center), and before tattoos and body piercing became fashionable.

Forget ET and MIB. If you want to see a real alien movie, check this one out.


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