Monday, April 23, 2018

Latex depersonalization vs. punk rock

It seems that somebody's had the temerity to turn Neil Gaiman's award-winning short story "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" into a film. Judging by the trailer, the film is going to be a very loose adaptation of the story; but it's directed by John Cameron Mitchell of Hedwig and the Angry Inch fame, so that gives me hope. If anyone can make a premise like this work, it's him. Plus we've got the adorable/slightly kinky Elle Fanning on board, as well as Nicole Kidman cosplaying an opposite-sex David Bowie from Labyrinth. Her character certainly wasn't in the short story, but the girl with the doubled middle finger was. Make of that what you will. Anyway, here's the latex-slick movie trailer, and here is the original (very funny) short story, which you can read online for free.


Jock Pseudonym said...

What I love about your blog, apart from the excellent smut, is you're always posting cool literature that I didn't know existed. Thank you.

How're the projects going?

thrall said...

I'm glad you enjoy the other "cool literature," because I have more of that coming your way soon!

As for the projects, since you asked, I'll go ahead and tell you they're on hold again. I got some bad news that put me in a tailspin, and then I've developed a physical problem that's probably going to require surgery. I have an appointment with a specialist tomorrow.

K said...

That was a fun little story. I can imagine you writing a story involving the whole becoming the poem portion sometime.

Traveller28 said...

It's such a good movie :)