Sexy, Trippy Trailer for Gregg Araki's Kaboom
01.18.11 by BJSprecher
The first theatrical trailer for writer-director Gregg Araki's (Mysterious Skin) new movie, Kaboom, is now online. A dark, trippy sci-fi movie in the same vein as Richard Kelly's Donnie Darko—but with A LOT more sex—Kaboom first screened in May 2010 as a Main Selection at the Cannes Film Festival and earned the inaugural Queer Palm award for its contribution to LGBT issues. Kaboom will have its U.S. debut at Sundance this coming weekend.
Here's how Sundance describes Kaboom:
A hyperstylized, pansexual trip, Kaboom is a live-action film born out of the graphic novel aesthetic. Thomas Dekker plays Smith, a film student lusting after his dumb, hunky roommate [aptly named Thor (Chris Zylka)], but after eating a drug-laced cookie, he hooks up with a hot chick, London (Juno Temple). Meanwhile, a bizarre mystery brews involving his lesbian BFF’s obsessive, witchy girlfriend, weird guys in masks who chase him around campus, and a recurring dream about a dead girl.