Earth Girls Are Easy

Year: 1988
Production Co: De Laurentiis Entertainment Group
Director: Julien Temple
Cast: Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, Michael McKean
Veteran 80s comedy from the time when Jim Carrey wasn't even a big enough star to outbill Jeff Goldblum.

Cashing in on a lot of Valley-girl pop culture references (to say nothing about the fashions), it depicts a ditzy LA hair and make-up artist (Davis) who kicks her cheating fiance out of home at the same time three fuzzy aliens desperate for poontang are watching from far above.

They crash in her pool, and she has to try to keep them hidden while they just want to explore this strange new planet with it's bizarre customs. She shaves them down and dresses them less conspicuously where they range from getting in predictable trouble to being the life of the party before the leader (Goldblum) predictably falls in love with her.

It wears its mid 80s pedigree proudly on its sleeve in everything from the production design to the sexual mores, and the result is more a trippy time capsule as it is the zany love story they wanted it to be (and probably was in a less enlightened time).

And yes, if you can believe it that's the same Julien Temple who gave us The Great Rock and Roll Swindle. How he ended up here is anyone's guess - he must have needed money for coke.

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