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Showgirls
- Elizabeth Berkley

Overview - High-strung, statuesque Nomi Mallone (Elizabeth Berkely) is determined to be a dancer in Las Vegas, whatever it takes--but she starts out as a stripper. Through her seamstress roommate (Gina Ravera), Nomi catches the attention of the voracious bisexual Cristal (Gina Gershon), star of an extravagant pagan sex show called "Goddess" which plays nightly at the swanky Stardust Casino.  Read more...

 
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Overview

High-strung, statuesque Nomi Mallone (Elizabeth Berkely) is determined to be a dancer in Las Vegas, whatever it takes--but she starts out as a stripper. Through her seamstress roommate (Gina Ravera), Nomi catches the attention of the voracious bisexual Cristal (Gina Gershon), star of an extravagant pagan sex show called "Goddess" which plays nightly at the swanky Stardust Casino. Through Cristal's influence, Nomi gets a chance to audition for "Goddess" and is soon involved in all sorts of sordid backstage goings-on, including bitchy dueling with Cristal over Stardust head honcho Zack (Kyle McLachlan). Maligned by many critics upon its original release, SHOWGIRLS has since become a true camp classic, revived for midnight showings and beloved for its decadence, high nudity yield, and outrageously catty dialogue (courtesy of screenwriter Joe Eszterhas). Its director is Paul Verhoeven (ROBOCOP, TOTAL RECALL), so one can safely assume SHOWGIRLS' over-the-top hostility and sexuality is meant to be a satire of American culture. One of the first big-budget Hollywood movies to be released with an NC-17 rating, its lack of box office success meant few others would have the guts to follow.

Cast List

Paul Verhoeven - Dutch Director, ROBOCOP (1990), BASIC INSTINCT (1992)
Glenn Plummer - Star, MENACE II SOCIETY (2003)
Mario Kassar - Producer
Mario F. Kassar - Producer
David A. Stewart - SONGWRITER/EURYTHMICS
Dave Stewart - SONGWRITER/EURYTHMICS
Alan Rachins - American TV/Film Actor
Gina Gershon - American Supporting Actress
Kyle MacLachlan - American actor, SEX AND THE CITY, TWIN PEAKS
Jost Vacano
Alan Marshall - Producer
Elizabeth Berkley - Actress
Joe Eszterhas
Charles Evans - Producer/Executive
Robert Davi - American character actor
Gina Ravera - Actress

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883904241065
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: NC-17 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: March 2014

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Rivalry
Cult Film
Dance
Gay/Lesbian
Racy
Erotic
Showbiz
Theatrical Release
Las Vegas, Nevada
Scantily Clad Women
Naked Women

 
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Notes:
The first big-budget studio film that was given a rating of NC-17 by the MPAA. The film's budget has been estimated at $40-45 million. The film also was the first one rated NC-17 that was widely released (on 1,388 screens). But despite all the hoopla and publicity surrounding the film's release, it only grossed $20.1 million in the U.S. Color by Technicolor; in Clairmont widescreen. In DTS/SDDS Sound. A Chargeurs production. Additional credits: Jamie Marshall, Amy Lauritsen (assistant directors).

Reviews:
"...Entertaining..." - 09/22/1995 USA Today, p.1D


"[I]t's actually a blast." - 07/01/2004 Premiere, p.115-16

 
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