Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Okay . . . let's try this again.

Moderators: Shirley, Sabo, brian, DaveInSeattle, rass

Post Reply
User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21989
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:05 pm

"brown rice and vegetables" was remarkably accurate advice, especially for the 90s. It's literally one of the only things in this movie that's made sense so far.

User avatar
DSafetyGuy
The Dude
Posts: 5748
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:29 pm
Location: Behind the high school

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:05 pm

Mary Davis, HR professional.
“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

User avatar
Johnny Carwash
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 4938
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:57 am
Location: Land of 10,000 Sununus

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:05 pm

"I chipped my tooth on a quaalude" is how all of Trump's wives met him.
Fanniebug wrote: P.S. rass! Dont write me again, dude! You're in ignore list!

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21989
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:06 pm

Johnny Carwash wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:05 pm
"I chipped my tooth on a quaalude" is how all of Trump's wives met him.
Also, who the fuck bites into 'Ludes?

User avatar
Johnny Carwash
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 4938
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:57 am
Location: Land of 10,000 Sununus

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:07 pm

I wish I had known correcting a girl's pronunciation is the way to get laid.
Fanniebug wrote: P.S. rass! Dont write me again, dude! You're in ignore list!

User avatar
DSafetyGuy
The Dude
Posts: 5748
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:29 pm
Location: Behind the high school

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:07 pm

The first rehearsal song is oddly like the refrain to "Let's Go Crazy".
“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21989
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:08 pm

Johnny Carwash wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:07 pm
I wish I had known correcting a girl's pronunciation is the way to get laid.
Explains a lot of my Ks in my early 20s tbh.

tennbengal
The Dude
Posts: 7555
Joined: Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:07 pm

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by tennbengal » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:09 pm

THRUST IT! THRUST IT! THRUST IT!

User avatar
DSafetyGuy
The Dude
Posts: 5748
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:29 pm
Location: Behind the high school

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:09 pm

That security guy would go on to be the chief in "Rescue Me".
“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

User avatar
Johnny Carwash
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 4938
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:57 am
Location: Land of 10,000 Sununus

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:09 pm

There's a non-zero number of people whose chimpanzee fetishes were satisfied here.
Fanniebug wrote: P.S. rass! Dont write me again, dude! You're in ignore list!

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21989
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:10 pm

The monkeys running through the dressing room is supposed to be a "light-hearted Vegas!" type thing but it's annoying me.

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21989
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:10 pm

I love that she draws the line at icing down her nipples. That's a bridge too far.

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21989
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:11 pm

This scene has a "Jon Taffer Bar Rescue stress test" type feel here.

User avatar
Johnny Carwash
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 4938
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:57 am
Location: Land of 10,000 Sununus

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:11 pm

Are we past the pause point? DSafe said 1:04, but I haven't seen that scene yet, unless I missed it.

e: I'm dumb. Forgot we started at 9:10.
Last edited by Johnny Carwash on Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Fanniebug wrote: P.S. rass! Dont write me again, dude! You're in ignore list!

User avatar
DSafetyGuy
The Dude
Posts: 5748
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:29 pm
Location: Behind the high school

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:13 pm

Johnny Carwash wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:11 pm
Are we past the pause point? DSafe said 1:04, but I haven't seen that scene yet, unless I missed it.
Coming up real soon. Like after this car drives off.

Pause when screen goes to black.

ETA: Elizabeth get sin the car and it drives off, show holds on him, then fades to black.
Last edited by DSafetyGuy on Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

tennbengal
The Dude
Posts: 7555
Joined: Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:07 pm

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by tennbengal » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:13 pm

She's a dancer now! And, end movie, right?

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21989
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:14 pm

"I have a problem with pussy."

The words every woman is dying to hear.

User avatar
DSafetyGuy
The Dude
Posts: 5748
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:29 pm
Location: Behind the high school

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:14 pm

Pause,
“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

User avatar
Johnny Carwash
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 4938
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:57 am
Location: Land of 10,000 Sununus

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:15 pm

"I got a problem with pussy" is going to be my next explanation for any mistake I make no matter the situation.
Fanniebug wrote: P.S. rass! Dont write me again, dude! You're in ignore list!

User avatar
DSafetyGuy
The Dude
Posts: 5748
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:29 pm
Location: Behind the high school

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:15 pm

When we come back, we'll be back in the now darkened theater or the show.

Start up again at 10:25 Easterm
“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21989
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:16 pm

Wow, that was a lot to take in frankly. I'll give his movie credit for one thing. I have literally no fuckin' idea what's gonna happen in the second half of this movie and that's a weird complement.

tennbengal
The Dude
Posts: 7555
Joined: Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:07 pm

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by tennbengal » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:16 pm

Johnny Carwash wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:15 pm
"I got a problem with pussy" is going to be my next explanation for any mistake I make no matter the situation.
Mr. Carwash, why is this bowl of ice cubes in your office?

"I have a problem with pussy!"

User avatar
Johnny Carwash
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 4938
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:57 am
Location: Land of 10,000 Sununus

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:16 pm

So what the fuck is the plot of this movie? I know it's a trope to say a movie "has no plot" when you really mean the plot is simplistic or confusing, but I honestly don't know what the plot is.
Fanniebug wrote: P.S. rass! Dont write me again, dude! You're in ignore list!

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21989
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:16 pm

One other (small) complement. I have tickets to a seat-filling service so I've seen about a dozen of these types of shows and the on-stage stuff they've pretty much nailed though they're all kind of the same ultimately.

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21989
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:17 pm

Johnny Carwash wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:16 pm
So what the fuck is the plot of this movie? I know it's a trope to say a movie "has no plot" when you really mean the plot is simplistic or confusing, but I honestly don't know what the plot is.
That was kind of my point where I said I have no idea where it's going. Literally none. In my head any one of a dozen different things could happen. Does she decide to go back to Cheetah's and dance for the love of the pole? Get hooked on drugs? I don't know!

User avatar
Johnny Carwash
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 4938
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:57 am
Location: Land of 10,000 Sununus

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:18 pm

Also I legit feel sorry for Berkley. It really seems like she took this role absolutely convinced it would make her career skyrocket.
Fanniebug wrote: P.S. rass! Dont write me again, dude! You're in ignore list!

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21989
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:18 pm

The movie seems to want us to think the black guy is the romantic partner she's supposed to be with, which is FUCKED UP.

User avatar
Johnny Carwash
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 4938
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:57 am
Location: Land of 10,000 Sununus

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:18 pm

So when are we back on? 10:25?
Fanniebug wrote: P.S. rass! Dont write me again, dude! You're in ignore list!

User avatar
DSafetyGuy
The Dude
Posts: 5748
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:29 pm
Location: Behind the high school

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:20 pm

Johnny Carwash wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:16 pm
So what the fuck is the plot of this movie? I know it's a trope to say a movie "has no plot" when you really mean the plot is simplistic or confusing, but I honestly don't know what the plot is.
It seems like it's just the goal of Berkeley to become a showgirl. Like, if there were a serious version of the movie, the set-up is she decides to go to Vegas, she spends 90 minutes struggling her way up, then it ends with her getting the role, dancing in the show, and walking off with her boyfriend who gives her flowers. This grease fire has it happening halfway through, so, chaos to ensue, I imagine.
“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21989
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:20 pm

brian wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:18 pm
The movie seems to want us to think the black guy is the romantic partner she's supposed to be with, which is FUCKED UP.
Taken out of context, this post could cause a lot of problems for me.

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21989
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:20 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:20 pm
Johnny Carwash wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:16 pm
So what the fuck is the plot of this movie? I know it's a trope to say a movie "has no plot" when you really mean the plot is simplistic or confusing, but I honestly don't know what the plot is.
It seems like it's just the goal of Berkeley to become a showgirl. Like, if there were a serious version of the movie, the set-up is she decides to go to Vegas, she spends 90 minutes struggling her way up, then it ends with her getting the role, dancing in the show, and walking off with her boyfriend who gives her flowers. This grease fire has it happening halfway through, so, chaos to ensue, I imagine.
Have you not seen it?

User avatar
DSafetyGuy
The Dude
Posts: 5748
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:29 pm
Location: Behind the high school

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:21 pm

Johnny Carwash wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:18 pm
Also I legit feel sorry for Berkley. It really seems like she took this role absolutely convinced it would make her career skyrocket.
I feel like she (and other teen actresses) feel like the best way to transition from teen actress to serious adult is to take a role with nudity, drugs, etc. (see "Spring Breakers" with a couple former Disney Channel actresses).
“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

User avatar
DSafetyGuy
The Dude
Posts: 5748
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:29 pm
Location: Behind the high school

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:21 pm

brian wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:20 pm
DSafetyGuy wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:20 pm
Johnny Carwash wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:16 pm
So what the fuck is the plot of this movie? I know it's a trope to say a movie "has no plot" when you really mean the plot is simplistic or confusing, but I honestly don't know what the plot is.
It seems like it's just the goal of Berkeley to become a showgirl. Like, if there were a serious version of the movie, the set-up is she decides to go to Vegas, she spends 90 minutes struggling her way up, then it ends with her getting the role, dancing in the show, and walking off with her boyfriend who gives her flowers. This grease fire has it happening halfway through, so, chaos to ensue, I imagine.
Have you not seen it?
Nope.

Re-start at 10:25, Carwash.
“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

tennbengal
The Dude
Posts: 7555
Joined: Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:07 pm

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by tennbengal » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:22 pm

Unreal that this runtime is 2 hours and 11 minutes. Just cruel.

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21989
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:22 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:21 pm
brian wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:20 pm
DSafetyGuy wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:20 pm
Johnny Carwash wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:16 pm
So what the fuck is the plot of this movie? I know it's a trope to say a movie "has no plot" when you really mean the plot is simplistic or confusing, but I honestly don't know what the plot is.
It seems like it's just the goal of Berkeley to become a showgirl. Like, if there were a serious version of the movie, the set-up is she decides to go to Vegas, she spends 90 minutes struggling her way up, then it ends with her getting the role, dancing in the show, and walking off with her boyfriend who gives her flowers. This grease fire has it happening halfway through, so, chaos to ensue, I imagine.
Have you not seen it?
Nope.

Re-start at 10:25, Carwash.
Wow, good call then.

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21989
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:23 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:22 pm
Unreal that this runtime is 2 hours and 11 minutes. Just cruel.
No way, man. I could almost watch three hours of this.

User avatar
DSafetyGuy
The Dude
Posts: 5748
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:29 pm
Location: Behind the high school

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:23 pm

I would be interested in reading the first draft of this script, just to see how it evolved through re-writes, producer/studio input, etc.
“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

User avatar
DSafetyGuy
The Dude
Posts: 5748
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:29 pm
Location: Behind the high school

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:23 pm

brian wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:22 pm
DSafetyGuy wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:21 pm
brian wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:20 pm
DSafetyGuy wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:20 pm
Johnny Carwash wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:16 pm
So what the fuck is the plot of this movie? I know it's a trope to say a movie "has no plot" when you really mean the plot is simplistic or confusing, but I honestly don't know what the plot is.
It seems like it's just the goal of Berkeley to become a showgirl. Like, if there were a serious version of the movie, the set-up is she decides to go to Vegas, she spends 90 minutes struggling her way up, then it ends with her getting the role, dancing in the show, and walking off with her boyfriend who gives her flowers. This grease fire has it happening halfway through, so, chaos to ensue, I imagine.
Have you not seen it?
Nope.

Re-start at 10:25, Carwash.
Wow, good call then.
Has it not been available, I would have never thought of it. "Trainwreck" is a legit category for this project, every now and then.
“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

User avatar
DSafetyGuy
The Dude
Posts: 5748
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:29 pm
Location: Behind the high school

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:24 pm

Under a minute before we resume, everyone.
“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21989
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Showgirls (1995), Thursday, April 16 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:24 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:23 pm
I would be interested in reading the first draft of this script, just to see how it evolved through re-writes, producer/studio input, etc.
In theory, Esterhaus and Verhouven (sps?) should have had a lot of say given this is coming off of Basic Instinct. I'm guessing that might have been the problem (though I hate to give the studios credit for good taste).

Post Reply