When aspiring model Jesse (Elle Fanning) 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.

Like a beautiful fashion magazine on the big screen, The Neon Demon drips sex; you’ll likely be inspired to either spark a heated debate on the fucked up morals of our modern-day beauty industry or pull out your sketchbook and begin drawing.

We loved this controversial film for many reasons, but here are our top two: 1) the art direction will blow your mind; 2) anything Elle Fanning does is GOLD & we love her in this role as naive Jesse on a dangerous mission of self-discovery. We also adore the supporting cast, especially Jena Malone as the queer makeup artist with witchy vibes and bad intentions.

To some, director Nicolas Winding Refn is somewhat enraging, but we really enjoyed a trip through his wild imagination and are pretty sure you will too. The world of modelling is ugly, and Refn takes us to the darkest corners in a thrilling, fantastical way that is sensually exciting while also thought-provoking and delightfully bizarre.

CONTEST! We want to send FIFTY of you to a special advance screening of The Neon Demon on Wednesday, June 22nd at Cineplex Odeon Varsity, 7PM. There are three ways you can enter to win:

  1. LIKE + COMMENT on The Neon Demon photos we post to our Instagram account.
  2. LIKE + COMMENT on the The Neon Demon poster that we have posted on our Facebook page.
  3. Tweet: “Yes @Shedoesthecity, the beauty industry is f*cked! Send me to #TheNeonDemon! I love @ElleFanning and @MaloneJena!”

The Neon Demon opens in theatres across Canada on June 24th. Watch the trailer now.