History YMMV / Showgirls

25th May '16 1:17:15 PM Silverblade2
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* JerkSue: Nomi is the filmic TropeCodifier.
30th Jan '16 11:47:38 PM crazyrabbits
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: ''Everyone'' is unpleasant in this movie, except perhaps Molly. A lot of crap happens to the {{Jerkass}} heroine and the GratuitousRape might be the final straw.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: ''Everyone'' is unpleasant in this movie, except perhaps Molly. A lot of crap happens to From the {{Jerkass}} heroine very beginning of the film, it's very clear that there are very few people to root for. With the exception of Molly, every character is either incredibly sleazy, villainous or both. Nomi finds herself being used and taken advantage of by virtually every male character in the film in some way, shape or form, all while the majority of the female characters lie to her face or act catty towards her. The GratuitousRape might be of Nomi's friend is the final straw.



* HamAndCheese: Gina Gershon has claimed this of her performance, once she realized [[SoBadItsGood just what kind of film she was making]].

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* HamAndCheese: HamAndCheese:
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Gina Gershon has claimed this of her performance, once she realized [[SoBadItsGood just what kind of film she was making]].



* HarsherInHindsight: When the guy that drove Nomi to Vegas asks her "what has no one ever been nice to you" it becomes a little sad when you learn her past.

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** It's clear that Robert Davi is [[LargeHam chewing the scenery]] as much as he can as Al, but he's the only character who gets a halfway-honest emotional scene in the film, even if ends with a hilariously-inappropriate line to Nomi.
* HarsherInHindsight: When the guy that drove Nomi to Vegas asks her "what "What, has no one ever been nice to you" you?", it becomes a little sad when you learn her past.



* MoralEventHorizon: Arguably when Nomi pushes Cristal down the stairs.
** For Andrew Carver, it's absolutely when he rapes Molly, which he had no reason to do since she intended to have sex with him anyway. This is also a MoralEventHorizon for the movie itself; it JumpedTheShark with this scene.

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* MoralEventHorizon: MoralEventHorizon:
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Arguably when Nomi pushes Cristal down the stairs.
** For Andrew Carver, it's absolutely when he rapes Molly, which he had no reason to do since she intended to have sex with him anyway. This is also a MoralEventHorizon for the movie itself; it JumpedTheShark with this scene.



* SoBadItsGood: The 2004 DVD release came with shot glasses and a list of possible Drinking Games for the movie.

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* SoBadItsGood: SoBadItsGood:
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The 2004 DVD release came with shot glasses and a list of possible Drinking Games for the movie.



** Attempted with Nomi, as she's already a pretty abrasive, scheming person before corrupted by the glitz and glamour of Vegas. At best she's a JerkassWoobie, at worst just a plain {{Jerkass}}.

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** Attempted with Nomi, as she's already a pretty abrasive, scheming person before corrupted by the glitz and glamour of Vegas. At best she's a JerkassWoobie, at worst just a plain {{Jerkass}}.{{Jerkass}}.
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9th Jan '16 5:19:00 PM mlsmithca
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* ParvumOpus: Could be considered this for Creator/PaulVerhoeven; he picked up his Razzie for this film, which he actually enjoyed.
2nd Jan '16 6:04:26 AM Silverblade2
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** '''Instead''': He calls his guards, punches her in the nose, and gang-rapes her like a CompleteMonster. Needless to say, he got his comeuppance for this part, but this was arguably a WhatAnIdiot moment for Joe Eszterhas, who wrote this scene, since the film helped [[CreatorKiller destroy his career.]][[note]] On a side note, when WebVideo/CinemaSins did this film, they gave '''69 million sins''' for this scene since it was unnecessary, brutal and managed to hit the website's BerserkButton. [[/note]]

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** '''Instead''': He calls his guards, punches her in the nose, and gang-rapes her like a CompleteMonster.monster. Needless to say, he got his comeuppance for this part, but this was arguably a WhatAnIdiot moment for Joe Eszterhas, who wrote this scene, since the film helped [[CreatorKiller destroy his career.]][[note]] On a side note, when WebVideo/CinemaSins did this film, they gave '''69 million sins''' for this scene since it was unnecessary, brutal and managed to hit the website's BerserkButton. [[/note]]
10th Dec '15 4:59:46 PM jameygamer
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** '''Instead''': He calls his guards, punches her in the nose, and gang-rapes her like a CompleteMonster. Needless to say, he got his comeuppance for this part, but this was arguably a WhatAnIdiot moment for Joe Eszterhas, who wrote this scene, since the film helped [[CreatorKiller destroy his career.]]

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** '''Instead''': He calls his guards, punches her in the nose, and gang-rapes her like a CompleteMonster. Needless to say, he got his comeuppance for this part, but this was arguably a WhatAnIdiot moment for Joe Eszterhas, who wrote this scene, since the film helped [[CreatorKiller destroy his career.]]]][[note]] On a side note, when WebVideo/CinemaSins did this film, they gave '''69 million sins''' for this scene since it was unnecessary, brutal and managed to hit the website's BerserkButton. [[/note]]
10th Dec '15 1:03:55 AM jameygamer
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** For Andrew Carver, it's absolutely when he rapes Molly, which he had no reason to do since she intended to have sex with him anyway. This is also a MoralEventHorizon for the movie itself; it JumpedTheShark with this scene.


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* WhatAnIdiot: Andrew Carver is too cruel for his own good when it came to Molly, who was a big fan and was excited to have sex with him.
** '''You'd Expect''': If Carver had some sort of rape fetish, he'd inform Molly, and make sure the whole thing was SafeSaneAndConsensual before going to town.
** '''Instead''': He calls his guards, punches her in the nose, and gang-rapes her like a CompleteMonster. Needless to say, he got his comeuppance for this part, but this was arguably a WhatAnIdiot moment for Joe Eszterhas, who wrote this scene, since the film helped [[CreatorKiller destroy his career.]]
3rd Nov '15 1:37:38 PM jameygamer
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* ParvumOpus: Could be considered this for Creator/PaulVerhoeven; he picked up his Razzie for this film, which he actually enjoyed.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Siskel and Ebert tore into the film for completely wasting a chance to show the NC-17 rating wasn't just a way to slip porn into regular theaters.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Siskel and Ebert ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'' tore into the film for completely wasting a chance to show the NC-17 rating wasn't just a way to slip porn into regular theaters.
10th Oct '15 7:35:03 AM tropelion
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** Attempted with Nomi, as she's corrupted by the glitz and glamour of Vegas. She either comes off more as a JerkassWoobie or just a plain {{Jerkass}}.

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** Attempted with Nomi, as she's already a pretty abrasive, scheming person before corrupted by the glitz and glamour of Vegas. She either comes off more as At best she's a JerkassWoobie or JerkassWoobie, at worst just a plain {{Jerkass}}.
28th Aug '15 11:35:33 PM AnotherGuy
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* JerkSue: Nomi is the filmic TropeCodifier.
13th Feb '15 11:36:31 PM Antwan
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%%* BileFascination

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%%* BileFascination* BileFascination: It's an NC-17 movie that bombed in theaters. Some people definitely want to know why.



** Thanks to WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, " Man, everybody got AIDS and shit" and others are getting there. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUQXNldTp-Y Now a stupid statement mix!]]

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** Thanks to WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, " Man, "Man, everybody got AIDS and shit" and others are getting there. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUQXNldTp-Y Now a stupid statement mix!]]



** Molly.
** Attempted with Nomi, as she's corrupted by the glitz and glamour of Vegas.
*** Nomi comes off more as a JerkassWoobie.

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** Molly.
Molly: to most audience members, she's the only character that's not a total dunce despite having it just as rough as Nomi.
** Attempted with Nomi, as she's corrupted by the glitz and glamour of Vegas.
*** Nomi
Vegas. She either comes off more as a JerkassWoobie.JerkassWoobie or just a plain {{Jerkass}}.
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