History YMMV / Showgirls

7th Sep '16 6:57:09 PM wyattte
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* {{Squick}}: Nomi! Don't lick the pole!
** "My period." "Yeah, right." "Check."
17th Aug '16 7:03:33 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** TookTheBadFilmSeriously: However, reviewers (while they ''do'' generally acknowledge her performance as the best in the film) are usually left with the impression that she was fully committing to the material in a way that none of her co-stars could (or in some cases, [[TheyJustDidntCare simply didn't want to]]).

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** TookTheBadFilmSeriously: However, reviewers (while they ''do'' generally acknowledge her performance as the best in the film) are usually left with the impression that she was fully committing to the material in a way that none of her co-stars could (or in some cases, [[TheyJustDidntCare simply didn't want to]]).to).
27th Jul '16 11:24:33 PM wyattte
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* JerkSue: Nomi.
27th Jul '16 11:11:23 PM wyattte
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: There's a couple of great Music/{{Prince}} songs on the soundtrack; "Ripopgodezippa" when James and Nomi dance together at his place, and "319" during Nomi's first stripping scene.
** When James and Nomi first meet, they dance to Music/DavidBowie's "I'm Afraid Of Americans," of all songs.



* CultClassic: Not ''quite'' at ''Film/TheRoom'' level, but it has a devoted following who consider it high {{Camp}} entertainment, and there are still screenings of the film in major cities today. Elizabeth Berkley herself [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk8XR3U71D0 attended a Los Angeles screening in 2015]].



* FoeYay: Nomi and Cristal mostly although by the end of the film it's barely subtext.

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* FoeYay: Nomi and Cristal mostly mostly, although by the end of the film it's barely subtext.not even subtext anymore.



* JerkSue: Nomi.



** Arguably when Nomi pushes Cristal down the stairs.

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** Arguably when When Nomi pushes Cristal down the stairs.


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* {{Narm}}: There's a lot.
** Nomi's tantrums in general. Especially near the beginning when she flips out at her french fries.
** Also near the beginning: she meets Molly in a big slap-fight, and then [[VomitIndiscretionShot vomits]] for no real reason.
** There's a dramatic pause in a conversation about brown rice and vegetables. That's before they start talking about eating dog food.
** Nomi tells Andrew to be quiet at knifepoint, and then screams like a crazy person while kicking the crap out of him(?).
** See also the MemeticMutation entries, which all qualify, especially Nomi's seizure-gasm.
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.]]
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