‘Showgirls’: Paul Verhoeven on the Greatest Stripper Movie Ever Made
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In an interview with Rolling Stone 20 years after making Showgirls , director Paul Verhoeven spoke in its defense. Yes, it was over the top. Elizabeth Berkley, fresh off Saved by the Bell fame, stars as aspiring stripper Nomi Malone, who thrashes through Vegas like Jessie Spano on so many caffeine pills but with fewer inhibitions. On its release in , Showgirls was notoriously savaged by critics and withered at the box office. Many who continue to debate its merits and the enduring fascination it holds would disagree. Fans wasted little time reclaiming the movie as a camp favorite, relishing its over-the-top drama and flashy sizzle. In the case of San Francisco drag legend Peaches Christ, it only took three years; she began hosting interactive screenings back in that became a midnight mainstay.
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