Discussion in 'The Classics - Films' started by David, Jan 24, 2008.
Get ready for Agent Cooper ragging Jessie Spano round like a rag doll.
It's the SPASTIC dance moves that are killing me. I'm fully aware that when I have seen this more times I'll be incorporating the ON POINT jerks into my already tragic dancing repertoire.
Curve AND Siouxsie & The Banshees. And tits. This film has it all.
Ugh, NOW I know where Gaga got her Edge of Glory look from. My rubbish pun Vadge of Glory wasn't wrong after all.
My Top 5 Things About SHOWGIRLS:
01 'I got it at Ver-says'
02 Nomi storming out of EVERY SINGLE SCENE she's in.
03 In the Blu-Ray, the screen ratio lets you see Dame Elizabeth Berkley's full on CUNT mid-highkick during the key leopard print assassin with PILLAR BOX RED NIPPLES scene.
04 Crystal 'We could have brought anyone into this show;Janet Jackson, PAULA ABDUL' Connors shaving her legs over the sink.
05 Nomi's SPASTIC DANCING in the club scene. We always reenact her orangutan arms when out.
LITERALLY the perfect film. Drew Barrymore and that old cunt Madonna could NEVER have done the lead roles justice. I <3 that Gina Gershon went on to FUCK BILL CLINTON.
THIRDLY any fan needs Joe Eszterhas' book, The Devil's Guide To Hollywood. It's mainly about Sharon Stone being an old whore (WE'RE ALL WHORES DARLIN' etc.)
If ANYTHING could convince me to finally upgrade from DVDs...
The sex in the swimming pool alone warrants a 10!
I've not seen this in ages. I must dig it out. It sounds like the blu ray is worth a purchase though.
It's a 10 from me. I seems almost nondescript in terms of the kind of trash churned out in the 90s, but for some reason it has its own special charisma. It makes no sense, I felt no sympathy for anyone, and it barely had a conclusion. It's above all that.
It's only available from HOLLAND (!) but Amazon will point you in the right direction.
Apparently the fan commentary is hilarious. Is it on the DVD or just blu-ray?
It's on the SINsational 15th Anniversary Blu-Ray which is US only or the Region 1 DVD which also featured the immortal Pin The Pasty On Nomi game
Oh and funky HAVE A WORD at scoring this a 1.
Are you just INTIMIDATED BY VAGINAS AND ACRYLIC NAILS?
I'd be more interested in a 'Painting the girls nipples at the Stardust in pastel colours' game, personally.
The film: 8/10
Gina Gershon (generally): 11/10
Gina Gershon was just as good in BOUND too.
did i really only give this a 6?
THIS has just been drawn to my attention
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The greatest film of all time is on Channel 4 right now
Just bought this essential reading for my summer holiday
What an amazing woman. She's like a cross between Angelia Jolie and Aisleyne and not just physically.
I'm going to start asking myself "what would Nomi do?" in trying situations.
I hadn't really thought of it before now but I hope the heroine of Sense8 is named in Nomi's honour.
I have a friend who I regularly use a Nomi catchphrase on - 'I like having nice tits.'
I had no idea it was slated so badly. I love it.
There's an arthouse cinema near my house and usually they show silent-era Serbian films about the meaningless of life, preceded by an intellectual analysis of said film.
Well last year they had a 'Showgirls' evening, which I attended. The bespectacled film historian gave this dreary interpretation of the feminist credentials of Nomi Malone.
The flm started - and it was amazing to see with an audience.
The clear fan-favourite was the swimming pool sex scene - the entire cinema was screaming and cheering and clapping.
Showgirls was released TWENTY YEARS AGO on this day.
What a film.
That Jeffrey Schwarz guy who is making the film is the director of the 2014 documentary 'I am Divine' so he has experience and history of class and glamour.
Promising then. "I Am Divine" is superb!
I remember the hype this was getting in the US the summer before it opened. Billboards EVERYWHERE and huge buzz for everyone, especially LIZ. Then I went to see it on opening night and knew it was an INSTANT classic.
This was in the September, so I assume by the time the UK release date came around the word had got around...
I have just booked to see the amazingly titled “You Don’t Nomi” documentary at the London Film Festival
amazing. i played this movie for a guy i went on a date with in 2015. he still thanks me everytime we see each other
13/10. A tour de force.