Kaboom (2010)


Kaboom is a 2010 science fiction film, written and directed by Gregg Araki. The film stars Roxane Mesquida, Thomas Dekker, Juno Temple, Haley Bennett, and James Duval. It 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.


Kaboom is a science fiction story centered on the sexual awakening of a group of college students. Smith (Thomas Dekker) is an 18-year-old film student who identifies sexually as "undeclared" with a strong sexual appetite. His best friend Stella (Haley Bennett), a lesbian, is every bit as eager to obtain new partners. Smith begins having recurring dreams featuring two beautiful women, one dark and one with red hair. The women from his dreams begin appearing in his waking life, leading Smith to wonder whether he has discovered a potentially world altering conspiracy, or is just dealing with the consequences of hallucinogenic cookies he ate at a party.