The gentle voice and otherworldly presence that Elle Fanning dropped at “Someplace,” “Maleficent,” “20th Century Girls” and “The Beguiled” are magnified in John Cameron Mitchell’s new film, “Methods to Speak to Women at Events,” largely as a result of she performs an alien unfamiliar with people, who by some means don’t eat their offspring to maintain the species. Issues don’t get extra otherworldly than this.
That’s only one oddity within the punk-rock bacchanalia primarily based on Neil Gaiman’s quick story of the identical title. Within the unique clip above, Fanning, enjoying Zan, takes the stage at a nightclub frequented by the film’s human protagonist, Enn (Alex Sharp), and run by Queen Boadicea (Nicole Kidman, doing her finest impression of David Bowie in “Labyrinth”). Within the scene, Zan doesn’t wish to be regarded as a vacationer on the punk scene — or as one simply passing via Earth. She needs to grasp the tradition that she and her fellow colonists are exploring. Alongside the best way, a bit romance enters her life.
“Methods to Speak to Women at Events” hits theaters Might 25.