LFF’19 — How ‘You Don’t Nomi’ Puts on a Show

Screen Queens

Receiving ‘cult’ status can breathe new life into films that have fallen by the wayside, especially for the critically slammed or box office bombs. At the time of its release in 1995, Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls was the critically slammed box office bomb of the decade; with the Dutch director to be the first to accept all of its awards at the Razzies. 20 years later, however, the film has become revered in popular culture as a staple in cult and queer cinema. You Don’t Nomi, directed by television editor Jeffrey McHale, explores the film’s cultural impact, its relationship to the rest of Verhoeven’s body of work, whilst dissecting the very nature of film criticism itself.

A quick refresher on Showgirls: written by Joe Eszterhas, who also wrote Verhoeven’s Basic Instinct, the film follows ambitious and emotionally volatile dancer Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley) on a journey from seedy strip…

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Published by Ariane Anantaputri

sharpay evans sympathiser. screenwriter & stand-up comedian. this is where i talk about movies and my mental health.

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