You Don’t Nomi, 2019 – ★★★

So, Showgirls…. You Don’t Nomi does not change my assertion that Showgirls is an abjectly horrible movie, but it did make me consider not only the campy foolish fun, but the relationship it has with the queer and drag community. It’s hard to evaluate a well made documentary when you consider the subject matter to be lesser than the doc itself, but several moments in this doc did in fact make me want to rewatch Showgirls if only to witness the triumphant excess in service of absolute emptiness again. I will say that I found the doc’s use of Verhoven’s other films both to frame and be audience to Showgirls as utterly brilliant and often hilarious.

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