ARC OUT LOUD
Continuing our series of interactive, ‘out loud’ screenings. Some films deserve hushed reverence and quiet contemplation... these are not those films. This month we present a special Arc Out Loud double feature! Make sure you wear your best Ver-sayce.
FRI 13 NOV | 8PM | Arc cinema | $12/$10 or $20/$15 for both films
1995 | R18+ | 128 mins | DCP | USA| D: Paul Verhoeven
One of the most critically reviled films of all time, Showgirls focuses on a street-smart drifter arriving in Las Vegas with only a suitcase and a dream of becoming the top showgirl.
Her connections and talent land her a job at a seedy strip club where, by a chance encounter, she meets the reigning showgirl on the Vegas strip, Cristal (Gina Gershon). Scoring an audition at the Stardust Hotel, Nomi (Elizabeth Berkley) claws and gyrates her way to the top of Vegas stardom.
Filled with ridiculous characters, trashy dialogue, lavish musical numbers and salacious yet totally unsexy nudity, Showgirls has truly earned its cult status.
Everything about it is over the top, but at the heart of Showgirls is a film about the dream of stardom and the steps Nomi will take to make that dream a reality.
‘Is it sexy? Not when you’re laughing’ - Chicago Tribune