There are films that merely tiptoe into the world of the erotic – and then there is Showgirls.
Ridiculed and reviled on release, arguably responsible for derailing the Hollywood career of its star Elizabeth Berkley… but more recently re-examined as a satirical inversion of the American dream into a glitzy nightmare.
Small-town girl Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley) is determined to make it as feature dancer in the bitch-eat-bitch, sex-soaked world of the Las Vegas showrooms.The reigning queen of Sin City Cristal Connors (Gina Gershon) is not going to give up her crown – or man (Kyle MacLachlan) – without a fight.
Imagined by master stylist director Paul Verhoeven and legendary screenwriter of the outrageous Joe Eszterhas (the duo behind Basic Instinct), Showgirls is more than a movie – it's a phenomenon.
To launch Umbrella Entertainment's Sensual Sinema collection, we invite you to sneak into the dressing room and slide into a stage-side seat as Nomi, Cristal and the uninhibited Showgirls troupe leave nothing to the imagination. This uncut Blu-Ray release exposes Showgirls in all its sexy, crazy, flamboyant glory.
YOU DON'T NOMI Jeffrey McHale's feature-length documentary exploring the legacy of Showgirls
The Greatest Movie Ever Made audio commentary with Showgirls expert David Schmader
Showgirls Diary: Animated storyboard-to-film comparison of three scenes, including sketches by the director
Interview with Paul Verhoeven
Speech by Paul Verhoeven at the Razzie Awards