Must See: Liquid Sky

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Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: Liquid Sky
Date: 1982

Vitals: A gorgeous and funny flick set in LA's early-1980s New Wave music scene, Liquid Sky is about a club-hopping, bisexual model who discovers that a tiny alien spaceship is following her around and killing anyone she has sex with. As long as she never has an orgasm, our heroine is safe from the alien beam - and she revels in her new and mysterious power.


Famous names: Anne Carlisle, Slava Tsukerman

Crunchy goodness: 3

Stunt casting: Film scribe Anne Carlisle plays both the hot lady model, as well as a man who is obsessed with her.


Copycat: Every single aliens-and-sex-soaked episode of Russell T. Davies' Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood is pretty much a rehash of this movie, minus the good music and New Wave future.

Life lesson: Don't have sex with chicks who say, "I kill with my cunt."

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The film takes place in New York city, (I was in the apartment it was shot in - it was Ann's apartment) she plays a male and a female new wave model, but the male isn't obsessed with her, they just sort of hang out in the same crowd. I think the movie is about 10 minutes too long, I would have stopped with the glowing make and "kill with my cunt" line but it wasn't my call to make. Because I was in that scene, it always seems more like a gritty portrayal of that sleazy punk/new wave moment and the sci-fi elements were just added on. Still... well worth a look!