Tuesday, September 22, 2009

You got something wrong with your nipples?

The first 45 minutes of Showgirls (1995)

Starring: Jessie from Saved by the Bell, Gina Gershon, Kyle McLachlan and lots of other people you'd expect to know better

The Gist:
Jessie from Saved by the Bell is a real tough broad. She's heading for Vegas to become a dancer. This ambition proves difficult to achieve whilst keeping her clothes on and not having what looks like terribly clunky sex with Kyle McLachlan. Gina Gershon agrees. And by agrees I mean pouts and does cocaine. And by Gina Gershon I mean Pouty Topless Cocaine.

And then what happens?: Chances are you've heard of this and seen some of it on late-night TV and become slightly retarded as a result. It's also highly likely that your brother owns a copy. The gay one and the straight one. Possibly for different reasons or maybe they both enjoy it, regardless of sexual orientation, as exactly the same pumped-up blast of pure ridiculousness that it is. Because make no mistake this film is beyond genius and as you watch it you'll realise that there really is no concievable way that anyone involved could be taking themselves seriously. Is there?

See it for: I waited far too long to watch it and I regret every second of my life that I lived without knowing the full extent of the terrible acting, awful dialogue, ludicrous sex and Jessie from Saved by the Bell-destruction. In other words: a total classic you'll watch and watch and watch again.

Level of crazy: 10 to the power of a squillion. I like nice tits. I always have, how about you?

1 comment:

  1. I watched this gem a few years ago (blessedly alone) and had to keep pinching myself in disbelief, asking 'Why?' It's so hard, horrid and ultimately pointless - with an undercurrent of despair and violence. Compulsive viewing!