“Cuts through the excessive nudity and stylized hyper sex of “Showgirls” to reveal the heart hidden behind the grime, relishing in the entrancing panache that has fascinated and charmed viewers for years.”~The Playlist
Aroview: Initially derided by critics and audience alike, Paul Verhoeven’s notoriously trashy sexploitation SHOWGIRLS has developed a devoted fan following in the decades since it's 1995 release, proving itself an unforgettable piece of American popular culture.
In this documentary about the phenomenon, due attention is finally given to lead actor Elizabeth Berkley, and a chorus of film critics and fervent devotees also contribute their thoughts and theories around the film's artist intent and messages. A passionate but measured reevaluation of a truly fascinating moment in film history.
3 stars (Good Enough) I don't think all the arguments put forward were convincing but it was entertaining enough. If you pronounce a film as bad enough times it is bound to have a cult following.~tubbs