Lady Gaga meets Frankenstein: Why did it take so long?

It's Lady Gaga-inspired Frankenstein fashions from France! Say that five times fast. The Cannes premiere for Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project, a Hungarian postmodern retelling of Frankenstein, featured some bizarrely awesome fashions. More awesomely over-the-top Franken-headgear below.

According to Variety, Tender Son is not actually such a great retelling of Frankenstein:

Never afraid to take on a challenge, Magyar helmer Kornel Mundruczo delivers a contempo, Budapest-set update of Mary Shelley's gothic novel in "Tender Son — The Frankenstein Project." But this adaptation, in which the monster is replaced by a listless 17-year-old who finds his uncaring parents again before turning murderous, is not exactly a Promethean achievement, as Mundruczo ("Delta," "Johanna") struggles to breathe life into his patchwork of disparate elements. Cannes competish berth will guarantee further fest exposure and some sales, but pic will finally end up in the noble-failure column of the helmer's eclectic filmography.

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But at least the red-carpet fashions are advancing the cause of crazy head swirlies. Which is the main thing.

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Fashion designer Larisa Katz at the Tender Son premiere

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Larisa Katz and Viktoria Lerrekh

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"Budapestt-set update of Mary Shelley's gothic novel in "Tender Son — The Frankenstein Project." But this adaptation, in which the monster is replaced by a listless 17-year-old who finds his uncaring parents again

Jesus christ. What? Wait. no. Stop. Hold the fucking phone. This is not some artistic re-imaginging of Frankenstein. This is a god-damn 'gritty reboot' with a touch of teenage angst. If they released a Hollywood version of this starring some brat from High School Musical there would be calls for blood admist the internet.

A 'listless 17 year old who finds his parents again?'... Son of a bitch.