History Film / Showgirls

24th Sep '17 11:02:38 AM nombretomado
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* TheBechdelTest: Believe it or not, ''it passes''. Make of that what you will.
27th Jul '17 8:29:15 AM Erin582
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Nomi kicks James in the nuts just because he said she couldn't dance. Also, after he falls backwards onto a couple, the guy gets so angry over an accident, that he punches him in the face.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Nomi kicks James in the nuts just because he admitted that she was giving him an erection and said she couldn't dance. Also, after he falls backwards onto a couple, the guy gets so angry over an accident, that he punches him in the face.



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

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



* 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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* 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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* MovingTheGoalposts: One poor girl who had auditioned for Goddess earlier in the year had gotten a nose job at the request of Mr. Moss. While he complimented her on the nose and her smile, he still rejected her for the show [[KickTheDog because her ears were sticking out.]]
* NaiveNewcomer: Nomi doesn't know much about the world or life at the Stardust, despite her allegedly being street smart.
** Penny/Hope is pretty dense as well, to the point of being a downplayed version of TheDitz.
16th Jul '17 1:22:58 PM ClintEastwood
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* AlanSmithee: Creator/PaulVerhoeven is credited as "Jan Jansen" in the edited TV version.


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* TheBechdelTest: Believe it or not, ''it passes''. Make of that what you will.
20th Jun '17 1:52:36 PM JamesAustin
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! ''Showgirls'' contains the following tropes:

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! !! ''Showgirls'' contains the following tropes:
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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