Liquid Sky is an odd, yet generally pleasing mixture of punk rock, science fiction, and black humor. Story centers on Anne Carlisle, a new wave fashion model who inhabits a world of high-decibel noise, drug addicts (title is slang expression for heroin) and casual sex. Although Carlisle is part of the scene, she doesn’t embrace any of its vices.
Unbeknownst to the crowd, a pie-plate sized flying saucer takes up residence in the neighborhood. The creature proceeds to eliminate Carlisle’s lovers as they reach orgasm. Carlisle assumes she’s developed some strange curse. At first she uses this power for revenge but later attempts to warn her skeptical friends.
Created by Russian emigrees living in New York City, Liquid Sky possesses a sophisticated sense of humor. It’s view of a changing society is offered up in fiercely black comic tones. Neither the new guard nor the old escapes the filmmakers’ barbed observations.