Liquid Sky (1983)
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Movie InfoLiquid 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 in Liquid Sky; it's the imagery that brings on the "oohs", "ahhs" and "oh wows" from the midnight-movie crowd. … More
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Critic Reviews for Liquid Sky
Liquid Sky is an odd, yet generally pleasing mixture of punk rock, science fiction, and black humor.
Anne Carlisle, who stars as both the model and her creepy male counterpart, projects a disturbing and original aura of opaque, ingrained despair.
A bizarre, often hilarious melee of weird drugs, weird sex and off-the-wall camp SF.
[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.
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.
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.
Outrageous fun, this film is New Wave chic, satire, self-parody, science fiction, and certainly one of the more accessible independent features ever made.
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.
Bad, but sometimes fascinating. It's genuinely strange and, at least, truly independent.
Truly a punk quirk film...
A creepy performance by Anne Carlisle makes this watchable
Since its unmemorable release in 1982, the Warhol-esque Liquid Sky has developed a rather significant cult following.
Audience Reviews for Liquid Sky
This was meant to appeal to that warhol-ish, "fuck me, im original." crowd. but if this was a book, and it looks like it might have been, then it wouldn't be very shocking at all since the characters talk like the kids in the hall in one of their bitchy, whatever sketches. your brain has to have a hole in it big enough to shove applesauce into with a wooden spoon if you have any hope of knowing what the fuck the movie means. anyway, its nice and pretty. and original and shit... once you see it you'll realize "oh, so Lady Gaga DID'NT come up with the idea for those ugly stupid costumes?"More
Completely bizarre disjointed collection of psychedelic scenes can't even really be called a film at least in the narrative sense.More
A bit too many rape scenes for my taste, otherwise I would've given this a full three stars. The theme song was awesome.More
AMAZING on SO many levels. Costumes that will bring to mind the results of "Project Runway" had they created it in the 80's. A sountrack that will blow your mind (and your Casiotone). And orgasmic seeking aliens! What more could you as for?More
Liquid Sky Quotes
- Let's go dancing! What else is there to do?
- You wanted to know where I'm from? I'm from Connecticut, Mayflower stock. I was taught that my prince would come, and he would be a lawyer, and I would have his children. And on the weekends we would barbecue. And all the other princes and their princesses would come, and they would say, "Delicious, delicious." Oh, how boring.
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