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‘Kaboom’ features sex, sci-fi, and horny college students

Film director Gregg Araki is back with “Kaboom,” which like his past movies “The Doom Generation” and “Nowhere,” features attractive, brooding ambisexual teens and their problems. This one, however, has a sci-fi twist.

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Kaboom – In theaters March 25

Film director Gregg Araki is back with “Kaboom,” which like his past movies “The Doom Generation” and “Nowhere,” features attractive, brooding ambisexual teens and their problems. This one, however, has a sci-fi twist.

The film follows Smith, played by Thomas Dekker (who played Claire’s best friend Zach on Seasons 1 and 2 from Heroes… when did he get so hot?) and his lesbian best friend Stella, played by Haley Bennett (yes, she IS the girl who played that Britney-esque pop star in “Music and Lyrics”) and their life at a college in California.

Smith is troubled by a recurring dream. In it, he is surrounded by the main people in his life, Stella, his mother (played by Kelly Lynch), a brunette and a redhead that he has never seen before, and a group of men in animal masks.

In his waking life Smith, who classifies his sexuality as “undeclared,” is attracted to his roommate, gorgeous but dumb Thor. In his spare time, Thor likes to hang out naked, do stretches so that he can give himself head, and wrestle with his guy friends in his underwear.

While at a party, Smith meets adorable London, a free-spirited blonde girl, and begins a sexual relationship with her. In fact, throughout the film, Smith bones men, women, and a man and woman at the same time. And, since the cast looks like an Urban Outfitters catalog come to life, I can’t say it’s a hardship to watch.

Sarcastic but lovable Stella starts seeing Lorelai — who Smith realizes is the brunette from his dream! Stella is way into Lorelai and is intrigued by the fact that she is a wiccan until she becomes an obsessive nympho. . and uses her witchy powers on her.

Smith spots the red-headed girl from his recurring dream while tripping on a cookie he ate at a party. He thinks he’s witnessed her murder and soon he, Stella and London are pulled into a spooky mystery that could change the destiny of the world.

The film first premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival where it was awarded the first ever Queer Palm for its contribution to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender issues. It’s a bit silly, but it’s definitely a lot of fun. If you’ve been a fan of Araki’s in the past, and love his signature blend of quirky oversexed teens and fantasy, then you won’t want to miss it.

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