Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival
Don't miss the special event double feature with Showgirls
Luna Leederville, Sat 12th
Paul Verhoeven’s erotic drama Showgirls was poorly received on its release in 1995. In 1996 it won seven Golden Raspberry Awards, and for the first time in Razzie history, a winner attended the ceremony with Verhoeven appearing to collect his Worst Director Award. But is there more to Showgirls than you thought?
Verhoeven has maintained a strong track record with smart, incisive films like Flesh and Blood, RoboCop, Total Recall, Starship Troopers, Black Book and Elle. Is Showgirls just a bad film, or is it a smart satire, a camp classic, or so-bad-its-good?
In You Don’t Nomi, director McHale takes the audience on a journey through Showgirls, talking to filmmakers, actors, fans and detractors, and with some well chosen archives, McHale’s film offers a thorough exploration and, perhaps, a celebration of Showgirls, challenging many expectations of cineastes, film buffs, and audiences.
Whatever you thought you knew and felt about Showgirls, You Don’t Nomi will make you reconsider.
“You Don't Nomi makes a compelling case that the much-maligned pop-culture landmark can be judged as either tawdry rubbish or subversive comic triumph.” – Hollywood Reporter