History Film / Showgirls

29th Mar '16 9:54:24 PM lorgskyegon
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* AllMenArePerverts: Virtually none of the straight men in this film have any kind of morals or act in a way that won't ultimately lead to getting in some woman's pants or seeing her breasts.

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* AllMenArePerverts: Virtually none of the straight men in this film have any kind of morals or act in a way that won't ultimately lead to getting in some woman's pants or seeing her breasts. Even the CampGay guys talk in almost nothing but sexual overtones.
20th Mar '16 2:54:36 AM Morgenthaler
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23rd Feb '16 12:14:30 PM MasoTey
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* HostileHitchhiker: Nomi thumbs a ride to Las Vegas from a man in a pick-up truck. En route, the man suggests sex-for-mileage; Nomi and her switchblade vehemently disagree. BookEnds with the closing scene, where Nomi thumbs a ride to Los Angeles with the exact same man and pick-up truck. She shrieks, "You stole my luggage!" and resumes slashing at him while he's driving.
23rd Feb '16 3:39:23 AM StevieWillShowYou
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''Showgirls'' was a 1995 sexploitation film written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Creator/PaulVerhoeven. The only movie to receive a wide release under the NC-17 rating, this tale of the lives of UsefulNotes/LasVegas strippers set to the plot of ''[[FortySecondStreet 42nd Street]]'' may have been partially responsible for the rating's decline; it was basically an X-rated movie that went through the ratings process (which actually isn't required for an X rating; anyone wanting to make an X-rated movie will gladly release it as such on their own). That said, however, when compared to the explicitness of today's cable television series even the unrated version of the movie would barely qualify for an R-rating today.

The film tells the tale of [[PunnyName Nomi Malone]] (Elizabeth Berkley), a country girl who hitchhikes to UsefulNotes/LasVegas in hopes of becoming "a dancer" and eventually (after a lot of nudity, a lot of sleaze, a little violence, and a lot of choreographed numbers) making her way to the top.

The film was (and continues to be) very controversial, and was not a hit upon release, killing the chances of future NC-17 movies getting wide releases, but it has attracted a cult following on home video in the years since as a "guilty pleasure" infamous for it's liberal excess of sex and nudity and hilariously inane story and dialogue.

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''Showgirls'' was is a 1995 sexploitation film written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Creator/PaulVerhoeven. The It is also the only movie to receive a wide release under the NC-17 rating, this rating. This tale of the lives of UsefulNotes/LasVegas strippers set to the plot of ''[[FortySecondStreet 42nd Street]]'' may have been partially responsible for the rating's decline; decline, as it was basically an X-rated movie that went through the ratings process (which actually isn't required for an X rating; anyone wanting to make an X-rated movie will gladly release it as such on their own). That said, however, said: when compared to the explicitness of today's cable television series series, even the unrated version of the this movie would barely qualify for an R-rating today.

The film tells the tale of [[PunnyName Nomi Malone]] (Elizabeth Berkley), a country girl who hitchhikes to UsefulNotes/LasVegas in hopes of becoming "a dancer" and eventually (after a lot of nudity, a lot of sleaze, a little violence, and a lot of choreographed dance numbers) making her way to the top.

The film was (and continues to be) very controversial, and was not a hit upon release, killing ''Showgirls'' was--and still is--a rather controversial film. It flopped at the box office, which killed the chances of future NC-17 movies getting wide releases, but releases. But it has attracted a cult following on home video in the years since video, chiefly as a "guilty pleasure" film infamous for it's liberal excess of sex and nudity its excessive sex, even more excessive nudity, and hilariously inane story and dialogue.
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20th Feb '16 1:29:48 AM PurpleWarrior13
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The film was (and continues to be) very controversial, and was not a hit upon release, killing the chances of future NC-17 movies getting wide releases, but it has attracted a cult following on home video in the years since as a "guilty pleasure."

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The film was (and continues to be) very controversial, and was not a hit upon release, killing the chances of future NC-17 movies getting wide releases, but it has attracted a cult following on home video in the years since as a "guilty pleasure."
pleasure" infamous for it's liberal excess of sex and nudity and hilariously inane story and dialogue.
20th Feb '16 1:25:02 AM PurpleWarrior13
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The film was (and continues to be) very controversial, and was not a hit upon release, killing the chances of future NC-17 movies getting wide releases, but it has attracted a cult following on home video in the years since as a "guilty pleasure."
30th Jan '16 4:26:14 AM crazyrabbits
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* AngryBlackWoman: Annie, who only seems to be there to yell, threaten, attack or snipe at someone, except when she's on stage.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Zach eventually discovers that Nomi [[spoiler: saw her parents die in a MurderSuicide and spent years hooking in various states (in addition to assaulting someone with a deadly weapon)]] before she arrived in Vegas.



* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Nomi says this to Zach, after [[spoiler: he confronts her with her criminal record and about her ''long'' stretch of prostitution arrests, saying she did what she had to survive on the streets after her parents died in a MurderSuicide.]]

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* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Nomi says this verbatim to Zach, after [[spoiler: he confronts her with her criminal record and about her ''long'' stretch of prostitution arrests, saying she did what she had to survive on the streets after her parents died in a MurderSuicide.]]
22nd Jan '16 3:48:15 PM aye_amber
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9th Jan '16 8:53:19 AM Silverblade2
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* [[AngryBlackMan Angry Black Woman]]: Annie, who only seems to be there to yell, threaten, attack or snipe at someone, except when she's on stage.

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* [[AngryBlackMan Angry Black Woman]]: AngryBlackWoman: Annie, who only seems to be there to yell, threaten, attack or snipe at someone, except when she's on stage.


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* KarmaHoudini: While Nomi beats the crap out of Andrew Carver, the other two rapists are not seen again.
2nd Jan '16 10:47:27 AM Erin582
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* AngryBlackWoman: Annie, who only seems to be there to yell, threaten, attack or snipe at someone, except when she's on stage.

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* AngryBlackWoman: [[AngryBlackMan Angry Black Woman]]: Annie, who only seems to be there to yell, threaten, attack or snipe at someone, except when she's on stage.



* ChekhovsGun: The stairs at the Goddess, which are the main (and only apparently) entrance to the stage and which [[spoiler: Nomi pushes Cristal down, critically injuring her.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: The stairs at the Goddess, which are the main (and only apparently) apparently only) entrance to the stage and which [[spoiler: Nomi pushes Cristal down, critically injuring her.]]



* IdealizedSex: The legendary pool sex scene. Nomi is far too high up on Zach to be legitimately seen as intercourse.

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* IdealizedSex: The legendary pool sex scene. Nomi is far too high up wiggly on Zach for it to be legitimately seen as intercourse.



** Nomi is supposed to be a brilliant dancer, but if you actually watch her dance she's not all that good. James even lampshades this in the club, and for obvious reasons; all she does is flail her arms around.

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** Nomi is supposed to be a brilliant dancer, but if you actually watch her dance she's not all that good. James even lampshades this flat-out tells her in the club, and for obvious reasons; club that she can't dance, not at all she does is flail helped by her just flailing her arms around.around and shimmying her breasts when we see her dance.



* OnlySaneWoman: Molly, who also serves as a MoralityPet to Nomi. [[spoiler: Too bad she ends up brutally gang-raped towards the end of the film and from then on is seen lying helpless in a hospital bed.]]
* StrawMisogynist: Most men, apparently, only see women as sex objects.
** And then there is Henrietta "Mama" Bazoom who seems to be an in-universe example seeing as what she does at the Cheetah is basically tell misogynistic jokes even though off-stage certain dialogue suggest it's all an act.
* TwoPersonPoolParty: Zach and Nomi have this after the latter is invited to the former's house and gives way to the very infamous [[IdealizedSex pool scene.]]



** Otherise, No, I'm Alone.

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** Otherise, Otherwise, No, I'm Alone.


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* OnlySaneWoman: Molly, who also serves as a MoralityPet to Nomi. [[spoiler: Too bad she ends up brutally gang-raped towards the end of the film and from then on is seen lying helpless in a hospital bed.]]
** Henrietta, while also an employee at The Cheetah and a pseudo FemaleMisogynist, is a lot more grounded than her co-workers. It may help that she's much older than the rest of them, too.


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* SpitefulSpit: Nomi delivers one to [[spoiler: Zach]] at the end of the film, after learning the true depths of their betrayal of her and unscrupulousness.


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* StrawMisogynist: Most men, apparently, only see women as sex objects.
** And then there is Henrietta "Mama" Bazoom who seems to be an in-universe example seeing as what she does at the Cheetah is basically tell misogynistic jokes even though off-stage certain dialogue suggest it's all an act.
* TwoPersonPoolParty: Zach and Nomi have this after the latter is invited to the former's house and gives way to the very infamous [[IdealizedSex pool scene.]]
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