Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Mysterious Skin

2004 American/Dutch Feature

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brady Corbet, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jeff Licon, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Elisabeth Shue
Writer/Director: Gregg Araki, based on the novel by Scott Heim

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths and discover they have an unspeakable tragedy in common.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 84% / Audience: 88 %
  • Metacritic - Critics: 74% / Audience: 8.4%
  • OMG rating: 8/10
  • Movie Dearest rating: A-

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available


  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Director.

  • Scott Heim's Mysterious Skin was first published in 1996.
  • Casting Call: Emile Hirsch.
  • The MPAA rated the film NC-17, which the studio appealed unsuccessfully. The film was released in the United States unrated.
  • The film was the subject of controversy in Australia, where the Australian Family Association tried unsuccessfully to have it banned.

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