Liquid Sky
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Liquid Sky has "future cult film" written all over it, but that's no crime, is it? Anne Carlisle, who co-penned the screenplay, plays a dual role: she is both a male and a female punker, both lesbian and homosexual. The female Carlisle has the power to make her lovers vanish through the sheer force of sexual energy. The male Carlisle is...well, you'll want to see this anyway, so watch the film and find out. Somehow everything in the plot is contingent upon the arrival of a UFO, which is investigated by Otto von Wernherr in a most indirect fashion. Nothing much really happens… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Liquid Sky is an odd, yet generally pleasing mixture of punk rock, science fiction, and black humor."
‑ , Variety
"[This] film, with a heroine who is sometimes a hero and who is apt to show up in a red corset with matching red-and-blond skunk hairdo, can hardly be for everyone. But the right audiences are bound to appreciate the originality displayed here."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Outrageous fun, this film is New Wave chic, satire, self-parody, science fiction, and certainly one of the more accessible independent features ever made."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Truly a punk quirk film..."
‑ Emily Blunt, Blunt Review
"The film and its synth-laden soundtrack are celebrations of the 80s counter-culture."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Apollo Guide
"Anne Carlisle, who stars as both the model and her creepy male counterpart, projects a disturbing and original aura of opaque, ingrained despair."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Knowingly kitsch, Liquid Sky uses the most basic effects and featuring music and fashion that were cutting edge at the time, it now looks fashionably retro."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Capturing the manner and humor of a comic strip about punk culture, Liquid Sky is the brain product of Slava Tsukerman, a Soviet emigre in NY; like the aliens in his cult flick, he explores the exotic pleasures denied him in his native country."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A creepy performance by Anne Carlisle makes this watchable"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"A bizarre, often hilarious melee of weird drugs, weird sex and off-the-wall camp SF."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Liquid Sky is one of the forerunners of the quirky American independent movement that exchanged substance for style, and, love it or hate it, is a true original."
‑ , Film4
"Bad, but sometimes fascinating. It's genuinely strange and, at least, truly independent."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"Since its unmemorable release in 1982, the Warhol-esque Liquid Sky has developed a rather significant cult following."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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