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Earth Girls Are Easy

Earth Girls Are Easy movie poster
Directed by Julien Temple
Produced by Tony Garnett
Duncan Henderson
Terrence E. McNally
Written by Julie Brown
Charlie Coffey
Terrence E. McNally
Starring Geena Davis
Jeff Goldblum
Jim Carrey
Damon Wayans
Music by Ray Colcord
Nile Rodgers
Julie Brown
Cinematography Oliver Stapleton
Editing by Richard Halsey
Distributed by Artisan Entertainment
Release date(s) May 12, 1989 (USA)
Running time 100 min.
Country UK/USA
Language English
Budget Unknown
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Earth Girls Are Easy is a 1988 American comedy/musical film directed by Julien Temple. It stars Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Michael McKean, Julie Brown, and hitherto unknown comedians Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans. The film is marketed with the tagline "An out-of-this-world, down-to-earth comedy adventure". Image File history File links Size of this preview: 390 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (492 × 755 pixel, file size: 61 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher or the creator of the work depicted. ... Julien Temple (born November 26, 1953 in London) is an English film, documentary and music video director. ... Tony Garnett (born 3 April 1936) is a film producer who has worked in feature films and on British television. ... Terrence E. McNally (born Massachusetts) is an American actor. ... Julie Brown as Tammi Tyler in Strip Mall (2000) Julie Ann Brown (born August 31, 1962) is an American actor, stand-up comic, comedic singer-songwriter and screenwriter. ... Charlie Coffey was the head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies football program from 1971 to 1973. ... Terrence E. McNally (born Massachusetts) is an American actor. ... Virginia Elizabeth Geena Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actress and former fashion model. ... Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum (born October 22, 1952) is an Academy-Award nominated American actor. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... Damon Kyle Wayans (born September 4, 1960) is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who began his career as a stand-up comic in 1982. ... Ray Colcord is a film and TV composer living in Los Angeles, most famous for hit TV series such as The Facts of Life, Silver Spoons, My Two Dads, Dinosaurs, and Boy Meets World. ... Nile Gregory Rodgers (born September 19, 1952, in New York) is a prolific and influential musician, composer, arranger, guitarist and music producer, and co-founding member of the seminal multi-platinum hit R&B band CHIC, with influential bassist Bernard Edwards. ... Julie Brown as Tammi Tyler in Strip Mall (2000) Julie Ann Brown (born August 31, 1962) is an American actor, stand-up comic, comedic singer-songwriter and screenwriter. ... Artisan Entertainment was a privately held independent American movie studio that has been owned by Lions Gate Entertainment since 2003. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... Comedy film is genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. ... The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Julien Temple (born November 26, 1953 in London) is an English film, documentary and music video director. ... Virginia Elizabeth Geena Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actress and former fashion model. ... Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum (born October 22, 1952) is an Academy-Award nominated American actor. ... Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, composer and musician, best known for his portrayal of Leonard Lenny Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley; as one of the members of Spinal Tap; as a Saturday Night Live cast member; and for other various appearances in... Julie Brown as Tammi Tyler in Strip Mall (2000) Julie Ann Brown (born August 31, 1962) is an American actor, stand-up comic, comedic singer-songwriter and screenwriter. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... Damon Kyle Wayans (born September 4, 1960) is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who began his career as a stand-up comic in 1982. ...

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Plot summary

Valerie Gail (Davis) is a valley girl manicurist who works for the "Curl Up & Dye" hair salon. When she feels her cold fiancé Dr. Ted Gallagher (Rocket) is slipping away from her, she attempts to seduce him with a new look; instead she catches him cheating on her. The day after throwing him out, she is sunbathing by her pool when an alien ship crash lands in it. Not knowing what to do, she takes them to her best friend Candy Pink (Brown, who also co-wrote and co-produced). After shaving off the aliens' fur, they turn out to be incredibly hunky looking men. They all go out and party at Los Angeles nightclubs. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for fingernails and hands. ...


The three aliens — Wiploc (Carrey), the red alien; Zeebo (Wayans), the yellow alien; and Mac (Goldblum), the blue alien — absorb human culture through ten minutes of television, and Valerie takes them out into the human world. Predictable social blunders ensue. Soon Valerie is in love with studly Mac, and after a night of lovemaking she decides to abandon her valley life in favor of space travel with her hunky new alien lover.


Cast

Actor Role
Geena Davis Valerie Gail
Jeff Goldblum Mac
Jim Carrey Wiploc
Damon Wayans Zeebo
Julie Brown Candy Pink
Michael McKean Woody
Charles Rocket Dr. Ted Gallagher
Larry Linville Dr. Bob
Rick Overton Dr. Rick

Virginia Elizabeth Geena Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actress and former fashion model. ... Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum (born October 22, 1952) is an Academy-Award nominated American actor. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... Damon Kyle Wayans (born September 4, 1960) is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who began his career as a stand-up comic in 1982. ... Julie Brown as Tammi Tyler in Strip Mall (2000) Julie Ann Brown (born August 31, 1962) is an American actor, stand-up comic, comedic singer-songwriter and screenwriter. ... Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, composer and musician, best known for his portrayal of Leonard Lenny Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley; as one of the members of Spinal Tap; as a Saturday Night Live cast member; and for other various appearances in... Charles Rocket, born Charles Adams Claverie (August 24, 1949 – October 7, 2005), was an American film and television actor, most notable for his tenure as a cast member on Saturday Night Live as well as for his appearances as the villain Nicholas Andre in the film Dumb & Dumber and Adam... Larry Linville (September 29, 1939 – April 10, 2000) was an American actor. ... Rick Overton is an American writer, actor, and comedian. ...

Trivia

The film was fairly popular at the time of its release, due largely in part to the inclusion on the soundtrack of the Julie Brown hit song "'Cause I'm a Blonde".[citation needed] The film was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award (Best Cinematography) and an International Fantasy Film Award (Best Film).[citation needed] Actress Angelyne was nominated for a Razzie Award for her very brief appearance as a woman at a gas station.[citation needed] Damon Wayans and Jim Carrey would eventually star together a year later on Fox's In Living Color. Founded in 1984, the Independent Spirit Awards were originally known as the FINDIE (Friends of Independents) Awards and presented winners with Plexiglas pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the paltry budgets of independent films. ... Angelyne old Angelyne (known as Angelyne) is a model and sometime actress who has become an icon of Hollywood and Los Angeles best known for purchasing billboards advertising herself. ... The 10th Golden Raspberry Awards were held on March 25, 1990 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to recognize the worst the movie industry had to offer in 1989. ...


The movie was based on the song of the same name written by Brown.[citation needed] It was a send-up of "Bye Bye Birdie" style love songs wherein girls sit around in their pajamas and gossip about their new boyfriends, and specifically of "Leader of the Pack" by the Shangri-Las.[citation needed] Sample lyrics: Bye Bye Birdie is a Tony Award-winning musical with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. ... Look up Pajamas in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Leader of the Pack is a 1964 pop song recorded by girl group The Shangri-Las. ... The Shangri-Las on the cover of a modern collection of their works. ...

Girls: Is it true what they say about Julie? There she is, let's ask her ... Julie, did you really go out with an alien?
Julie: Uh huh.
Girls: What was it like?
Julie: Real different.
Girls: By the way, where'd you meet him?
Julie: I was nude sunbathing on my patio / And he was checking me out from his UFO / Guess he couldn't take it 'cause he lost his cool / Crash-landed in my swimming pool.[citation needed]

UFO can mean: Unidentified flying object United Future Organization, a Japanese-Brazilian electronic jazz band UFO, the rock band that previously featured Michael Schenker UFO, the Gerry Anderson TV series United Farmers of Ontario, a political party that formed the government in Ontario from 1919 to 1923 U.F.O...

Pop culture references

  • The song "Ask DNA" by the Seatbelts, featured in boxed-set soundtrack of the 2001 film Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, contains the line "Earthgirls are easy".

The O.C. is an American teen drama television series that originally aired on FOX in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. ... The Earth Girls Are Easy is the 84th episode of the FOX television series, The O.C.. The episode was written by Mark Fish and was directed by Norman Buckley. ... The Seatbelts , also known as SEATBELTS) is a Japanese blues/jazz band led by composer and instrumentalist Yoko Kanno. ...

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Earth Girls Are Easy was directed by Julien temple, who has had a considerable underground reputation ever since his cult Sex Pistols movie "The Great Rock and Roll Swindle", a decade earlier.
Preparing for "Earth Girls", he seems to have studied Little Shop of Horrors and the works of John Waters, and gives the viewer a science fiction musical where the art direction is so flamboyant it should almost be billed along with the actors.
"Earth Girls Are Easy" was one of Jim Carreys first films before he was a megastar.
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