History Film / Showgirls

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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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.]]
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