Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls (1995) was met by critics and audiences with near universal derision. You Don't Nomi traces the film's redemptive journey from notorious flop to cult classic, and maybe even masterpiece.

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Toon Agterberg Toon Agterberg ... Self / Segment 'Spetters' (archive footage)
Nancy Allen ... Self / Segment 'RoboCop' (archive footage)
Kevin Bacon ... Self (archive footage)
Matthew Baume Matthew Baume ... Self / Writer for The Advocate, Rolling Stone (voice)
Jennifer Beals ... Self / Segment 'Flashdance' (archive footage)
Elizabeth Berkley ... Self / Segment 'Showgirls' (archive footage)
Ronnie Bierman ... Self / Segment 'Wat Zien Ik' (archive footage)
Jake Busey ... Self / Segment 'Starship Troopers' (archive footage)
Nicolas Cage ... Self / Segment 'The Wicker Man' (archive footage)
Glenn Close ... Self / Segment 'Fatal Attraction' (archive footage)
Jeffery Conway Jeffery Conway ... Self
Ronny Cox ... Self / Segment 'RoboCop 1987' (archive footage)
Joan Crawford ... Self (archive footage)
Robert Davi ... Self / Segment 'Showgirls' (archive footage)
Sylvia de Leur Sylvia de Leur ... Self / Segment 'Wat Zien Ik' (archive footage)
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Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls (1995) was met by critics and audiences with near universal derision. You Don't Nomi traces the film's redemptive journey from notorious flop to cult classic, and maybe even masterpiece.

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It was Trash. It was Art. It was SHOWGIRLS.

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Not what I expected
28 July 2020 | by hampersnow-28905See all my reviews

As someone who loves Showgirls and has seen it at least once a year for the past few decades, this documentary about the film is interesting but a bit too dry for me. Some of the background comments by critics seem to completely miss the mark and I also found it a bit confusing that they decided to add so many random scenes from Verhoeven's films. I do think Showgirls is an entertaining masterpiece, but this documentary isn't all that entertaining, and I would have liked more behind the scenes footage. It has it's pluses, pointing out how Verhoeven's take on the film has changed over time and the negative ways it impacted Elizabeth Berkley's career, but I could have done without the side stories concerning the people who have been affected by it. Worth a watch if you love Showgirls, but as a fan of the movie I was disappointed.


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9 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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