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Jeffrey McHale — USA — 2019 — 92'
When Showgirls was released in 1995, Paul Verhoeven’s salacious NC-17 look at Vegas dancers was met by critics and audiences with near universal derision. But in the intervening decades, the film has inspired an ever-growing fan community and impassioned debate over its quality, artistic intent and messages about sex and gender. Guided by a chorus of film critics, scholars, and fervent devotees, Jeffrey McHale’s documentary explores the legacy and broader implications of Showgirls.
|Jeffrey McHale, Ariana Garfinkel, Suzanne Zionts
|Tribeca 2019, Sitges 2019, Fantastic Fest 2019