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Liquid Sky (1983)

An alien spacecraft lands on a Manhattan skyscraper and its inhabitants quickly get hooked on the powdered and sexual thrills indulged in by everyone populating the sordid landscape.

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Punk rocker and former LaRocka model Anne Carlisle plays both male (Jimmy) and female (Margaret) leads – and is perhaps the only woman in film history to give herself a blowjob.

Margaret is then taken over by aliens and inadvertently kills anyone she has sex with (“I kill people with my cunt,” she exclaims upon the grisly realisation).

It’s a very 1980s film. There are neon-drenched nightclub scenes, truly weird spoken word performances, an incredible and totally surreal runway walk-off, and a progressive line-up of gender-fluid characters wearing sharp, wide-shouldered suits, primary-coloured leather, and needle-thin stilettos

This dirty, funny, perverse and pretentiously overlong sci-fi cult comedy was definitely not for all tastes – and very definitely not one for the kiddies to rent during the school holidays – but lovers of indulgent and stylistically over the top avant-garde cinema would not be disappointed.

Margaret/Jimmy
Anne Carlisle
Adrian
Paula Sheppard
Owen
Bob Brady
Sylvia
Susan Doukas
Johann
Otto von Wernherr
Katherine
Elaine C Grove

Director
Slava Tsukerman

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