Alexander Skarsgard Dresses in Drag for Premiere of ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’ (Photos)

Actor channels his inner 1970s glam queen with a gold dress and blonde wig

On Monday, Alexander Skarsgard hit the San Francisco red carpet of his new movie, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” in drag.

Donning a gold dress and a blonde wig, the actor channeled the 1970s — the era in which the film is set. Co-star Bel Powley, executive producer Jorma Taccone and director Marielle Heller accompanied him down the red carpet.

The film follows British newcomer Powley as Minnie Goetze, a 15-year-old whose illicit relationship is recorded in commentary and confessions that are refreshingly blunt, if unsettling. Minnie begins an affair with her mother’s boyfriend, a 35-year-old man (Skarsgard).

The coming-of-age drama is set in 1970s San Francisco, a time when the hippie movement was winding down and punk rock was taking hold. Kristin Wiig also stars in the film.

“Diary of a Teenage Girl” is adapted from Phoebe Gloeckner’s autobiographical graphic novel of the same name.

The film hits limited theaters Aug. 7.

See the photos below.

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