Despite being a critical and financial failure upon release, Paul Verhoeven’s SHOWGIRLS has gone on to become one of the most beloved cult films of all-time and apparently one of the highest-selling DVDs for its studio, MGM. Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of this largely misunderstood masterpiece of pure excess, it’s more than just meat and potatoes, it’s a brown rice and veggie buffet!
About the film:
Leave your inhibitions at the door and experience the sensation of Showgirls Las Vegas, the pleasure capital of the world, where stardom can be found…at a price. Fuelled by naked ambition, Nomi Malone (Elisabeth Berkeley) is willing to pay that price, working as a stripper and lap-dancer in the seedy back room of the Cheetah Club. She is soon discovered by Cristal (Gina Gershon), the seductive star of the biggest, sexiest show in Vegas, who, together with her lover Zack (Hyle MacLachlan) gives her a chance to fulfil her wildest dreams. Behind the glamour lies a sordid side of the nightlife, full of traps set with lust and jealousy. Enter the world of Showgirls, it’s hot, it’s wild, it’s wicked. It’s the ultimate fantasy.
Monday 17 July 2017 at 7:30 PM
The Astor Theatre
1 Chapel St & Dandenong Rd, Melbourne VIC 3182