History Film / Showgirls

29th May '17 1:03:33 PM Bergamot
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* BookDumb: Nomi's repeated mispronounciation of "Versace."

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* BookDumb: Nomi's repeated mispronounciation mispronunciation of "Versace."



%%* ChorusGirls

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%%* ChorusGirls* ChorusGirls: Almost expected, since the movie's set in Vegas. Nomi looks on starting here as a step toward becoming a famous dancer.



%%* DepravedBisexual: Cristal.

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%%* * DepravedBisexual: Cristal.Part of Cristal's "evil" seems to be in her willingness to sleep with anyone, of whatever gender, solely for the purpose of controlling or humiliating them.



** Nomi is supposed to be a brilliant dancer, but if you actually watch her dance she's not all that good. James even flat-out tells her in the club that she can't dance, not at all helped by her just flailing her arms around and shimmying her breasts when we see her dance.
*** Worse, in audition scenes several other dancers are visibly [[{{Jobber}} jobbing]] and trying to be worse than she is.
** She's also supposed to be streetwise, but she really seems naive at times and falls for things someone genuinely streetwise never would have.

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** Nomi is supposed to be a brilliant dancer, but if you actually watch her dance dance, she's not all that good. Most of her dancing involves flailing her arms, shimmying her breasts, and thrashing her hair around. James even flat-out tells her in the club that she can't dance, not at all helped by her just flailing her arms around and shimmying her breasts when we see her dance.
*** Worse, in audition scenes several other dancers are visibly [[{{Jobber}} jobbing]] and trying to be dance worse than she is.is, so that she looks good by comparison.
*** During Nomi's first night in ''Goddess,'' Molly stands off-stage to inform a bystander (and by proxy the audience) how amazing Nomi dancing's is.
** She's also supposed to be streetwise, but she really seems naive at times and falls for things someone genuinely streetwise never would have. have, such as leaving all her belongings in a stranger's truck, then losing track of the stranger, who naturally is long gone by the time she remembers.



%%* PingPongNaivete: Nomi, and how.

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%%* * PingPongNaivete: Nomi, and how.who auditions for a topless show but seems shocked when the producer asks the dancers to take their tops off. (Granted, the guy asks in a pretty sleazy, unprofessional manner.) She also doesn't seem to understand Molly's warning that other girls who performed for the boat show "didn't like it," even though you'd think someone who's worked in the sex industry would recognize that euphemism straight away.



* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: James two onscreen love interests are Nomi and Penny who are both white.

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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: James two onscreen love interests are Nomi and Penny Penny, who are both white.
29th May '17 12:38:02 PM Bergamot
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* ChekhovsGun: The stairs at the Goddess, which are the main (and apparently only) entrance to the stage and which [[spoiler: Nomi pushes Cristal down, critically injuring her.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: The stairs at the Goddess, Stardust, which are the main (and apparently only) entrance to the stage and which [[spoiler: Nomi pushes Cristal down, critically injuring her.]]
4th May '17 2:31:47 PM TheFarmboy
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney[=/=]ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Andrew isn't charged for raping Molly because he's a celebrity and Nomi's boss helps cover it up. [[spoiler:Subverted as Nomi tracks him down and [[PayEvilUntoEvil makes him suffer for it]].]]

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney[=/=]ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: ScrewTheRulesImFamous[=/=]ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Andrew isn't charged for raping Molly because he's a celebrity and Nomi's boss helps cover it up. [[spoiler:Subverted as Nomi tracks him down and [[PayEvilUntoEvil makes him suffer for it]].]]
14th Apr '17 2:20:52 AM aureolindays
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* FemaleGaze: Zack's butt in the pool scene. Enough said.
13th Mar '17 4:58:19 AM ThallianGold
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*** Worse, in audition scenes several other dancers are visibly {{Jobbing}} and trying to be worse than she is.

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*** Worse, in audition scenes several other dancers are visibly {{Jobbing}} [[{{Jobber}} jobbing]] and trying to be worse than she is.
13th Mar '17 4:47:41 AM ThallianGold
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13th Mar '17 4:23:03 AM ThallianGold
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%%* RapeAsDrama

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%%* RapeAsDrama * RapeAsDrama: The rape scene is infamous, not only because it [[ShockingSwerve comes out of nowhere midway through the final act]], but also because it's handled realistically and to the most sympathetic character in the movie.
13th Mar '17 4:18:45 AM ThallianGold
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* DrugsAreBad: Nomi repeatedly refuses offers of drugs until after she sleeps with Zach, finally taking cocaine in a manner similar to Cristal.
13th Mar '17 3:24:30 AM ThallianGold
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** Lampshaded several times, to the point it's implied Nomi stepped in [[ToiletHumor monkey shit from a previous act and slips on stage.]]



** Two other dancers are in an ongoing rivalry, and one puts up with all kinds of abuse... right up until the other [[BerserkButton starts swearing at her kids.]]



*** Worse, in audition scenes several other dancers are visibly {{Jobbing}} and trying to be worse than she is.



** They're his security guards, briefly seen when Nomi returns. Mind, Nomi had no idea they were involved.



* MamaBear: Julie is sort of this. Although she had already had a lot of tension between her and Angie it seems to have taken Angie upsetting Julie's children that caused her to [[spoiler: sabotage Angie and thus break her leg.]]

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* MamaBear: Julie is sort of this. Although she had already had a lot of tension between her and Angie it seems to have taken Angie upsetting Julie's children that caused her to [[spoiler: sabotage Angie and thus break her leg.]]]]/me


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** She's also thoroughly pissed at James after James bails her out of jail. He is later revealed to be as big a jerk as Nomi calls him, but he'd done nothing so far.
12th Dec '16 2:49:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* SleepingWithTheBoss: Nomi eventually sleeps with her new stage boss to get ahead (she had already given him a lapdance when she was still a stripper and not employed by him). The other girls call her out on this because they have an unwritten rule against it, though it's implied at least some of them have also broken this rule.

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* SleepingWithTheBoss: Nomi eventually sleeps with her new stage boss [[SleepingTheirWayToTheTop to get ahead ahead]] (she had already given him a lapdance when she was still a stripper and not employed by him). The other girls call her out on this because they have an unwritten rule against it, though it's implied at least some of them have also broken this rule.
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