AnnaLynne McCord stars as a teenager with an unhealthy fascination with gore and surgery.
In Paul Verhoeven's controversial erotic melodrama, Elizabeth Berkley is a dancer who heads to Las Vegas in pursuit of stardom.
A critical and box office bomb on its release in 1995, Showgirls is easily the most divisive film in the career of director Paul Verhoeven (RoboCop, Total Recall). In the decades since, this kitschy Vegas picaresque, which follows gutsy dancer Nomi (Saved By The Bell’s Elizabeth Berkley) from cheap strip joint to the glitzy spectacle of the Stardust Casino’s ‘Goddess’ revue, has been re-appraised as a self-consciously sleazy survey of exploitation both on screen and stage. Best viewed alongside Basic Instinct, another erotic genre workout from Verhoeven and writer Joe Eszterhas, Showgirls is an extreme, and often extremely entertaining film that matches seedy expectations with near-grotesque levels of flesh, sex and scene-chewing, all the while exhibiting the familiar scathing, satirical wit that turned Verhoeven’s sci-fi bloodbaths into subversive classics.
Film4.com Editor Michael Leader runs through ten standouts from the Toronto International Film Festival... The Oath I'd already seen three of the four Film4-backed films screening in Toronto (inc
As his Film4-backed Icelandic thriller The Oath premieres in Toronto, director/writer/actor Baltasar Kormakur speaks with Film4.com editor Michael Leader about making films in Hollywood, returning to
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