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Showgirls

Year: 1995
Production Co: Carolco Pictures
Studio: MGM/UA
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Producer: Mario Kassar
Writer: Joe Esterhas
Cast: Elizabeth Berkeley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Robert Davi
Who would have thought a movie made with serious intentions of being an erotic drama would become famous for being so atrocious? Or that – as a result – it would ride a new wave of popularity for its camp appeal in the same way as Plan 9 From Outer Space?

Absolute shocker in plotting, script, characters and even sex scenes – all of which were worthy of loud laughter – the story of a young girl who wants to make it in Vegas and learns that the only way to do it is sleep with everybody. An excuse for nudity, bitchslapping and increasingly ridiculous sex scenes. Verhoeven redeemed himself with Starship Troopers.

Esterhas is too good a writer to fade quietly (this must have been his twin brother). Berkeley will never live it down (and funnily hasn't had a major part since). MacLachlan can only hope the rest of his CV is enough for audiences to forgive him (although he has been quiet since). Davi must have been crestfallen – this looked like his biggest shot at stardom since playing a Bond villain and it ended up the same as the B movie thrillers he's famous for after all.

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