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July 05, 2007



God, this was great. I LOVE Showgirls. Simply amazing. My favourite part of the commentary is that enlightened me to the fact that, yes, Nomi does eat a lot and do her nails a lot. I guess I'd noticed it, but not consciously.



Oh, now I'm gonna have to watch it again with the commentary. My love for this film is scary. The sheer earnestness of the awfulness....

Someday, I hope to have the courage (liquid, most likely) to watch the Mariah Carey masterwork "Glitter".

Catherine Cantieri

Glitter!!! Oh, I'll have to recap that sumbitch at some point. You must watch Glitter, Vyola! Have you ever emerged from a shopping spree with your best buds wearing coordinating gold lame outfits? Have you ever been seduced by a dude playing a marimba? Have you ever composed a song in tandem with a guy clear across town through some sort of creepy-ass telepathy? YOU WILL.

Dr. Beevomit

See, I've always agreed that Verhoeven meant to make *exactly* this film, even without hearing the commentary. I think it was meant to be a beautiful self-parody, and the line that clinched it for me was the one that James Smith spoke to Nomi after her audition for the chorus line so that she can leave the strip club. Ahem: "You don't want to be in this kind of show. What you're doing, at least it's honest. They want tits and ass, you give 'em tits and ass. Here, they pretend they want something else, and you still show them tits and ass."

See, I think he was making a statement about art films and (video) porn. Video porn = strip club. Art film = chorus line. Showgirls = self-knowing art film that revels in its hypocrisy. Or am I all wet?

Dr. Beevomit

And dammit, of course I forgot to mention that I've been sucked into this blog ever since looking for a little bit of info on the naughty, naughty T. Weed from I Love New York. And from you, I have learned about Flavor of Love, and its sequel, and the Rock of Love, and the Charm School which taught the girls to be anything but charming. Bugger to those VH1 craptastic TV and the crapgasms it affords us.

See? :)


I wanna come to your house and watch it!

Something tells me we'd have a good time. My favorite scene that isn't a sex scene is the "boat show" thing.


Nice Actrees and nice movies

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