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Earth Girls Are Easy

Entry updated 18 January 2017. Tagged: Film.

Film (1988). De Laurentiis/Kestrel. Directed by Julien Temple. Written by Julie Brown, Charlie Coffey, Terrence E McNally; loosely based on Brown's song of the same title from her EP album Goddess in Progress (1984). Cast includes Julie Brown, Jim Carrey, Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum and Damon Wayans. 100 minutes. Colour.

Three fur-covered humanoid Aliens – the leader Mac (Goldblum), Wiploc (Carrey) and Zeebo (Wayans) – crash their Spaceship in a swimming pool in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles (see California). They meet a Valley girl (Davis), who with her friend Candy Pink (Brown) arranges for them to be shaved and trendily dressed. They learn about local customs; various minor complications ensue. This very light comedy with songs (good words, so-so tunes) was made by a UK director who downplayed the alienness of the aliens (they are good at dancing, piano playing and Sex) in favour of the alienness of the San Fernando Valley, photographed in lurid primary colours and observed with all the astonished voyeurism of some tyro anthropologist confronted by pygmy headhunters. Earth Girls are Easy is slight, but much funnier than My Stepmother is An Alien (1988), on a very similar theme. [PN/DRL]

see also: Cinema.


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