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.
Chuck says: Engaging from start to finish, the movie is not so much a defense of “Showgirls” but rather an interesting exercise in perspective as it collects a wide variety of opinions regarding this singular motion picture. While it probably won’t change your mind about the film, it will likely prompt you to watch it once more, as the many clips that are shown serve as a reminder of how unintentionally funny the movie is. Amusing, and its great to catch up with star Elizabeth Berkley, who has come to terms with her career-killing experience.