Seduction, passion and power struggles unfold when the creators of Basic Instinct, director Paul Verhoeven (Starship Troopers) and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (Original Sin) blow the lid off the seemingly glamorous world of Las Vegas showdancing to create one of the most controversialand shockingfilms of all time. Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley) has what it takes to make it as a Las Vegas showgirlwhat she doesn't have is a way in. To survive, she accepts the only job available: lap dancing at a seedy club. And when she meets Cristal (Gina Gershon), Vegas'reigning showgirl, Nomi wants everything she hasincluding her boyfriend (Kyle MacLachlan). And as Nomi dives deeper into the world she so desperately desires, a rivalry between the two women heatsup. The battle for the spotlight becomes so fiercely competitive that it drives Nomi to desperate lengthsand devious heightsfor fame in Sin City.
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To heck with "good movies." To heck with good story. To heck with good acting, yet think Berkley, Gershon, Plummer, and MacLachlan act well enough given the script.
...Appraise this movie according to viewing naked, beautiful, dancing women all who dance well.
Movie demonstrates good choreography and clearly shows semblance of truth about the women who do it for a living, in regard of the movie, represented by two particular characters played by Berkley and Gershon.
Movie shows how it is behind the stage during a performance in Los Vegas.
Dances have been choreographed well.
Even the lap-dance done by the character Berkley plays is performed well.
...Married a dancer, marriage now over. Have a daughter who dances. Over the course of many years have seen a lot of dancing resulting with some sense as to how difficult and rigorous dancing is at the level Show Girls portrays.
Berkley has a lovely body. ...Surprised it is her, same woman, viewed on Saved by the Bell. a kids show watched with my kids, Saturdays when family was young.
Only thing. Berkley's character seems to eat food most dancers would normally avoid eating as often as her character does. Perhaps her unusal eating habits tells something of her character.
I think I know the secret to the cult status of Showgirls... Everyone involved in the movie really is convinced they're doing one of the greatest movies ever. They believe in their bold decisions are the embodiment of tenaciousness. This is where the humor lies... They are also working on one of the trashiest, possibly worst scripts EVER.
But their convictions are intoxicating!
The sets are professional, the costumes are well done, the light is exceptional, and the camera direction and movement is effortless.
Essentially, there are so many qualities that ensure this movie could be a superior film, if it weren't for the bombastic scenerios of these Vegas showgirls and the lude and crude svengalis that control them.
But it's a treasure... Lol...
The dvd bonus commentary is like watching a whole other film.
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Paul Verhoeven movie.