A documentary exploring the story of Showgirls, and how it’s become a more liked film 25 years since its original release: here’s the trailer for You Don’t Nomi.
Paul Verhoeven’s infamous movie Showgirls arrives at its 25th birthday this year, with a reputation over time just a little kinder than it was when it first arrived in cinemas. And it’s this that’s explored in the new film You Don’t Nomi, a documentary that revisits the movie, and how it’s become something of a cult classic over time.
The film is the work of Jeffrey McHale, who has written, produced and directed the documentary. And You Don’t Nomi is now being lined up for a release in the UK at the end of this week, via assorted on demand stores and platforms.
Here’s a trailer for the film to give you an idea as to what’s in store…
And a synopsis to give a little more detail…
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, while diving into its cultural inspirations as well as its place in Verhoeven’s filmography.
In tracing SHOWGIRLS’ complicated journey from notorious flop to cult classic and unlikely artistic resurrection, YOU DON’T NOMI takes an entertaining and thought-provoking look at an unforgettable piece of American popular culture and the surprising ways we connect with film and each other.
The film is being released in the UK via Bullfrog Film Distribution, and it’s available from June 12th. It has an 18 certificate.
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