While initially considered a commercial and critical failure upon its release in 1995, Showgirls had endured and achieved a level of cult status all its own. The legacy continues later this month with Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven, starring Rena Riffel as Penny from director Paul Verhoeven's original film. MVD Entertainment Group has released the first trailer and poster for this sequel/spin-off, which debuts on DVD and VOD formats September 17. Take a look at the footage and one-sheet, then read on for more information about this sizzling sequel.
Let the show begin... Again! Original Showgirls star Rena Riffel has taken her screen time in the original cult classic and spun in into an elaborate, erotic spin-off featuring cat fights, murder, new quotable dialogue, and plenty of brown rice and vegetables in the film Movies.com says "Goes to a manic superstar level all its own."
Joining Riffel are other Showgirls veterans, including Glenn Plummer (Dexter, Sons of Anarchy), Dewey Weber, and Greg Travis (Rob Zombie's Halloween, Watchmen) as well as new recruits to the Showgirls legacy Peter Stickles (Shortbus), Shelley Michelle, Ford Austin and Paula LaBaredas.
Las Vegas stripper, Penny Slot (Riffel), sets out on an adventure to become the star dancer on a popular television show. With stars in her eyes, she tries to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow - but instead finds drama, danger and snuff movies in a town much more wicked than Sin City.
Penny's longtime fiance/boyfriend (Plummer) warns her that she needs formal technique training if she wants to be taken seriously as a real dancer, so Penny Slot sets out to learn ballet - but, she must pay the price to make it to the top.
There are sacrifices to be made at every imaginable level, and it all comes down to... How bad do you want it?
This special edition DVD release of Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven includes a commentary with Rena Riffel, deleted footage, behind the scenes and more.