Here is the new red-band trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, what seems to be a Bret Easton Ellis-type exploration into the depraved seediness of high fashion. Only it has that definite Refn dreamlike intensity. And it looks absolutely insane:
Here is the vague synopsis:
When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
This isn’t going to tell you anything about the film, which is sure to be a Lynchian dive into psychosexual madness. Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, and Keanu Reeves star, though Reeves’ presence in the film is staying purposefully quiet. Blink and you’ll miss him here.
The Neon Demon looks like more of what Refn was experimenting with in Only God Forgives, a film I didn’t particularly care for but might need to revisit. This one hits theaters June 24.