It’s funny that her picture should show up today, because some cable channel out here has been playing Showgirls like all day for the past two days, and my roommates and I keep finding ourselves watching it in much the same way you might watch a train wreck.
What were they thinking when they made that movie? Was the director sitting there like, “That’s a wrap! Genius, people! This is going to redefine the genre!” Was Elizabeth Berkley like, “I smell an Oscar for meeeeeeeeee!” Was Gina Gershon like, “I am proud to be a part of a project like this!”
The funniest part is that, when the movie airs on cable TV, rather than blurring out the nudity, they have actually taken to digitally painting on clothing, using technology that must have been developed at some point during the Eisenhower administration. It looks like a child painted a bra on Jessie Spano.
Anyway, the gurus behind Showgirls must have also had a hand in Gina Gershon’s outfit at Cirque du Soleil’s opening night of Corteo in LA. Is this what passes for fashion-forward these days?