Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley) is a fiercely independent young woman who comes to Las Vegas running from a troubled past. Looking for a break on the Las Vegas Strip, she lands a job as an erotic dancer at the Cheetah Club. But, to make ends meet, she also works as a lap dancer in the club's back room.
Possessed of a raw and riveting dancing talent, Nomi is soon introduced to the vastly different world of the big Las Vegas shows--and the powerful men and women who run them. Zack (Kyle Maclachlan), the handsome and ambitious entertainment director at the Stardust, could push Nomi into the spotlight. Cristal (Gina Gershon), the glamorous star of the stage show "Goddess," is inexorably drawn to Nomi's beauty and spirit and may make her...or break her.
As the complex bonds of passion, jealousy and love form between them, Nomi is pulled deeper into the world she so desperately desires.
Director Paul Verhoeven makes no qualms about it. Showgirls destroyed Elizabeth Berkley's acting career. And it's something he deeply regrets. But that hasn't stopped him from daydreaming about a sequel, appropriately called 'Bimbos'. But will it ever happen? And will it be bold enough to feature Charlize Theron, who was originally up for the lead but lost due to being an 'unknown' at the time? The New York Daily News recently caught up with Paul Verhoeven to talk about the film's failures and its history as one of the biggest box office bombs of all time.
There is actually a parody sequel to Showgirls entitled Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven. In it, Rena Riffel reprises her role as showgirl Penny Slot. Though, it is not considered a true sequel by director Paul Verhoeven. Released in 2011, it does feature quiet a few original cast members from the first film, including Dewey Weber, Greg Travis and Glenn Plummer. But it mostly skewers the original cult classic, and recreates some of that movie's most iconic scenes only to make fun of them. What Paul Verhoeven wants is a direct follow-up to Nomi's story.Read More
You can bring home an infamous 1995 film in a brand new Blu-ray release this June. Showgirls will be released on Blu-ray on June 15. This two-disc set will include both the DVD and Blu-ray and will be priced at $29.99 SRP. You can take a look at the cover art and special features below. The film stars Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan and Robert Davi.
It's Vegas, baby, and Nomi's (Elizabeth Berkley) dreams and desires to make it big are as sharp as a stiletto heel. When she catches the eye of Cristal (Gina Gershon), the Stardust's sexy headliner, Nomi is on the brink of living her dream. But she soon realizes that there is only room for one starlet on the marquee... and that either she or Cristal will have to take the fall! A sinfully lusty film no one should miss, Showgirls also stars Kyle MacLachlan and Robert Davi as the men in the middle of this Sin City cat fight.Read More
Showgirls: Accoridng to Video Business, MGM Home Entertainment has produced bonus features for a special edition DVD that feature sexual content, including female frontal nudity.
The movie, due in stores July 27 and priced at $39.98, is a "V.I.P. Edition" of the controversial NC-17-rated 1995 film Showgirls from director Paul Verhoeven and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas and starring Elizabeth Berkley.Read More