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When Showgirls hit theaters in 1995, Elizabeth Berkley suffered the same harsh treatment from film critics as her character, Nomi Malone, took from high rollin’ pimps, dance instructors, and Vegas bosses. Written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Paul Verhoeven, the NC-17 rated flick collected eight Razzie's and became a cult classic.

Showgirls proves its camp mettle with Berkley’s herky-jerky method acting as she portrays the pole-licking, thong-wearing, passive-aggressive pit bull Nomi, who is balanced by the eternally blank-faced Gina Gershon as Cristal. Catch the Zack Attack's Camp Cinema double feature (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert also plays -- Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce are unrecognizable).


Fri., May 21, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 22, 2 p.m.; Fri., May 28, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 29, 8 p.m., 2010
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