About Showgirls

Las Vegas... Running from a troubled past and possessed of a raw and riveting dancing talent, Nomi Malone is soon introduced to the arena of the sensual, pulsating stage shows on the legendary Strip and the powerful men and women  who run them. One of those drawn to Nomi's beauty and talent is Zack, the ambitious entertainment director at the Stardust. Another is Cristal, the glamorous, coke-snorting star of the stage show Goddess, who may make Nomi... or break her. As the complex bonds of jealousy and love form between them, Nomi is drawn deeper into the world she so desperately desires and the allure of the spotlight she craves. It’s a world of passion, power, and personal moral choices where everything—and everyone—has a price. [128 min; drama; English]

"This is a camp masterpiece and don't let anyone tell you otherwise." — Trace Thurman, Horror Queers podcast

"[Showgirls], which the world condemned utterly, I enjoyed. It moved fast, it looked glossy, and it had a plot. What more can one ask?" — Quentin Crisp, Christopher Street

"Showgirls is one of the most honest satires of recent years." — Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine

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