Thomas Dekker in Gregg Araki’s Queer Palm-winning Kaboom
For the first year, the Cannes Film Fest has served up an award slated especially to honor the best “queer” movie shown in its programme. (The Berlin and Venice film fests already give gay films their own prize each year.) Scoring the first-ever “Queer Palm” (heh!) is Gregg Araki’s Kaboom, which, judging from clips and critical response, looks like a throwback to the slacker/party-boy/slightly apocalyptic sex-comedies of Araki’s earlier work like The Doom Generation and Nowhere. Watch clips at Cinematical.com (if they’re still there) or at the Cannes film festival page for Kaboom.
Also from Cannes, AfterEllen reports that a film to watch out for is Young Girls in Black, a French flick about “two young goth-esque [female] friends who are unhappy in life, but end up in a close friendship, which develops into more.” C’est bon!
French girls in black… And into each other?
Watch a clip from Young Girls in Black, below…