Watch: New 'How To Talk To Girls At Parties' Trailer from A24

How To Talk To Girls At Parties is a film I've personally been waiting for since it was announced. While not the biggest Neil Gaiman fan, this is probably my favorite of his short stories. Added in with one of my personal heroes in the director's chair with the most perfect sensibilities for the project, this could be amazing.

Watch: New 'How To Talk To Girls At Parties' Trailer from A24
Alex Sharp and Elle Fanning
Photo courtesy of A24

Imagine you're a teenager in 1970s South London. You and your best mate decide to crash a party — one that unbeknownst to you just happens to be populated by aliens. The original short story is a Gaiman touchstone of youth and intimidation, aliens, and sex.

John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry InchShortbusMozart in the Jungle) is therefore the most perfect director EVAR for this project, and the buzz from early screenings is high.

The film stars Nicole Kidman as Queen Boadicea, Elle Fanning as Zan, Alex Sharp as Enn, Ruth Wilson as PT Stella, Tom Brooke as PT Waldo, and Joey Ansah as PT Bob. 

A24 (PRAISE them!) just released this first full trailer this morning, and we couldn't be more excited to see the film:

How To Talk To Girls At Parties is set for a May 18th release in the United States, and it opens in the UK the week before.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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