History Film / Showgirls

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.
12th Dec '16 2:33:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* SleepingTheirWayToTheTop: This is a DiscussedTrope when Nomi gets told that none of the stage girls try to sleep with the bosses to get ahead. She does it anyway by seducing Zach, who she had given a lapdance earlier on in her previous job as a stripper and becomes an outcast because of it.
27th Nov '16 3:29:49 AM Morgenthaler
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''Showgirls'' is a 1995 sexploitation film written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Creator/PaulVerhoeven. It is also 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, 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: when compared to the explicitness of today's cable television series, even the unrated version of this movie would barely qualify for an R-rating today.

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''Showgirls'' is a 1995 sexploitation film written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Creator/PaulVerhoeven. It is also 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]]'' ''Film/FortySecondStreet'' may have been partially responsible for the rating's 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: when compared to the explicitness of today's cable television series, even the unrated version of this movie would barely qualify for an R-rating today.
8th Jun '16 7:52:43 AM owlyoudoin
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* FullFrontalAssault: Nomi's beatdown of Andrew comes pretty close to this sicne she's barely wearing anything, and her lady parts can beseen

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* FullFrontalAssault: Nomi's beatdown of Andrew comes pretty close to this sicne she's barely wearing anything, and her lady parts can beseenqualifies.
4th Jun '16 9:40:22 PM gewunomox
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* RecycledInSPACE: This movie is basically any number of backstage movies (particularly ''AllAboutEve'' and ''42nd Street'') set in the world of X-rated Vegas revues.

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* RecycledInSPACE: This movie is basically any number of backstage movies (particularly ''AllAboutEve'' ''Film/AllAboutEve'' and ''42nd Street'') set in the world of X-rated Vegas revues.
13th May '16 12:16:43 PM Megazord
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* FullFrontalAssault: Nomi's beatdown of Andrew comes pretty close to this sicne she's barely wearing anything, and her lady parts can beseen
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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%%* BechdelTest: Passes.



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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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