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The careers of everyone involved with SHOWGIRLS are all but finished: Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Robert Davi, director Paul VerHOeven and "writer" Joe EszterHACK's career are just about over right now. The only one I think who can still make a comeback is Gina. But even so, the stink from SHOWGIRLS will last an eternity.
SHOWGIRLS is the funniest, most over the top trash/camp film ever made. The dialogue is endlessly quotable. The people who funded this turkey should have asked for their money back. It's hard to believe anyone invested $45 million for this unsexy quasi-scam of a movie. If men can be blamed for thinking with what's between their legs, SHOWGIRLS is the perfect example of this. And then some. Poor Kyle. I actually used to like him. But after watching him in this disastrous movie playing the most embarrassing character ever, I have a hard time watching Kyle in anything he's done, like BLUE VELVET or DUNE.
As for those who say this is a genuine critique of the USA, get real. It's just trash through and through. If it had been a real critique of the USA, religion would have been included somewhere in the storyline. As it is, SHOWGIRLS is a totally "secular" (and more European) product and therefore hardly an authentic view of what makes Americans tick.
So, if you're in the mood to watch something stupid, bad and unintentionally hilarious, you just have to watch SHOWGIRLS. It's classic trash.
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