Bede’s Bad Movie Tweet-A-Thon #10: Showgirls

Hey everyone! Welcome to my 10th edition of my Bad Movie Tweet-A-Thon series. As you already know last month here on I posted up poll with three bad movies and I said that whichever one out of those three films had the highest votes, I would watch and live-tweet for this column. Well, the votes are in and you all have spoken. It was absolutely landslide for one film in particular and It’s one that I know for sure that my podcast co-host SuperMarcey has been wanting me to watch for a while! For this instalment of Bad Movie Tweet-A-Thon, you guys wanted me to watch and live-tweet… SHOWGIRLS! Will I figure why Nomi is always cracking a tantrum all time? Does it deserve all the multiple Razzie awards it won? Read on and find out! Enjoy!


Bede @BedeJermyn

The MGM Lion is warning me to stop watching this movie

Nice jacket Elizabeth Berkley

Switchblade Sister Showgirls 1995

Clearly this guy that picked up Nomi didn’t steal his haircut from Elvis… And as well as his speech patterns

Well, if Elizabeth wanted to do something that would destroy her SAVE BY THE BELL image, she found the perfect project in this one

Nomi wins all that money and then loses it all 5 seconds later. At lest the film is being realistic about Vegas in that regard

Stop attacking that car, Nomi! What did it ever do to you?

Nomi just threw up. Just like everyone else did when they watched this film

I haven’t seen a friendship form this fast since Jason & R.J.’s in NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER

Was that Michael McDonald on the radio?

I think the word ‘snatch’ has been said 80 times in the span of a minute in this scene

Oh dear God! I’m having STAYING ALIVE flashbacks!


I’m not even 12 minutes in and I think I’ve seen more boobs in this film than I have seen in my entire life

What’s up with that guy’s purple vest in the background?

Hey, there’s k.d. lang! Oh, wait. That’s Kyle McLachlan. Sorry.

Geez, Nomi likes to throw a tantrum a lot doesn’t she?


What the hell? What on Earth is Nomi doing? That’s not dancing, that’s having a fit.


Say what you will about Elizabeth Berkley in this film. But I got to give her credit for going all out for this role.

Boobs. So many boobs.

Robert Davi. Bad arse.

I like how this film sets up the character of Hope but yet we barely see her at during the rest of the film


Nomi just licked that stripper pole from bottom to top. Eeeewwww!

I think Elizabeth Berkley’s acting range consists of either being pissed or throwing a tantrum


You know for someone who says that they have never worked in a strip club before, Hope seems to be more of a pro than anyone else

I’m starting to get a little scared about how Elizabeth is really dedicated to this role

Whhhhhooooaaaaa man o_O

That’s a lllllooootttt of grinding

Look on Kyle McLachlan’s face after that lap dance is hysterical lol

Besides a lot boobs, this film likes to show a lot of… Ummm… Other things too


Clearly this guy isn’t stalking Nomi at all.

“You burn when you dance” Don’t worry, I’m sure there’s a treatment for that.

Nomi likes to grind a lot, doesn’t she?

Yeah, can definitely tell that this film was directed and written by men.

“I want to see your ass” I bet that line works on all the women, mate.


Is this guy related Michael Ironside? Cause he kind of looks and sounds like him.

This guy isn’t subtle about what he wants

Man, the dialogue in this film is… Wow

What on Earth is up with Gina Gershon’s character? She has a weird fascination with Nomi.

As ashamed as I am to admit this, this film is kind of amazing. But I’m not sure why.

Showgirls 1995 Elizabeth Berkley

Nomi is quite a quick learner.

Oh, for crying a loud. She’s grinding again!

I think I’ve lost count how many times I’ve seen boobs in this film.

Well, Nomi’s stalker James moved on to someone pretty quickly. It’s barely been an hour since they last saw each other.


It’s pretty eye-opening how sleazy and trashy this film is.

Seriously, how can anyone not know how to pronounced Versace? Everybody knows how to say that.

Every time I hear quaaludes mentioned in a film now, the first thing I’m going to thinking of will be THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

You know, I kind of feel bad for Nomi when she finds out that she’s been saying Versace wrong. Seriously, I do.


That dancer has a lot of anger issues.

Elizabeth Berkley must have trained for months and months and months to dance that good. Even I’m impressed.

I honestly have no idea what the hell is up with this James character. But to be fair, I could say that about everyone else in the film too


Is it just me or does it look like Nomi has at lest 7 inches of makeup on her face

Oh, look! Texas stereotypes!

You know watching this film for a second time, I’ve noticed there’s a lot of foreshadowing of future events

Yeah, if someone is offering you a $1000 to just stand around and smile, I would honestly be very suspicious

Just in case it isn’t obvious to you. When they say ‘sing’, they mean having sex

I bet every time Kyle was on the phone, he wanted to call his agent and tell him to get him out of this film.

Yep. Nothing says the 90’s like a lot saxophone solos

Wow. Despite Robert Davi’s character being a hard arse, he is really a softy at heart

“Must be really weird not having anyone cum on you” … Did I just hear that? That was actual dialogue from the film?! Wow…

That line took all the acting strength that Robert Davi could muster just to say that with a straight face. I’m impressed.

Don’t ask me why, but I can’t stop looking at Kyle McLachlan’s hair. It’s weird looking!


Geez, even when Nomi is having sex with someone, she acts like a complete utter crazy person

Umm… Are you sure that skirt is short is short enough, Nomi?

Okay, the films has taken a turn and is slowly becoming a remake of ALL ABOUT EVE.

Oh, snap! Nomi just got owned

Is it just me or does Nomi eat a lot of burgers in this film?

Showgirls a look of lust from Cristal towards Nomi

It’s bizarre how some characters start being one way, then go into the complete opposite direction during the course of the film.

This dance number is really… Umm… Something.

Jazz hands!

Nomi looks really evil right now.

If the actor whose playing the producer character isn’t related to Michael Ironside, he’s definitely channelling him with his role

Yeah, Janet Jackson would be a good substitute for the show. Since she already has experience showing her boobs at live events lol.

You know if this film were directed by Werner Herzog, he definitely would have cast Klaus Kinski in the role of Nomi


Kyle McLachlan has more makeup on his face than the entirety of the female cast in this film.

Oh, fashion in the 90’s. You’re so hilarious!

Rob Zombie! Oh, wait. That’s not him.

Man, every male character (even Robert Davi for a little bit) is a complete utter jerk

Ummm… Okay…. This film just took a sudden turn into the deadly serious.


Oh, dear God!

Wait a second! Hold the phone! Nomi’s real name isn’t Nomi?! *DA-DA-DDDAAA!!!*

That’s a lot of spit


Okay, has gone from being into ALL ABOUT EVE territory to now going into I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE territory. Just not as bloody.

These actors are really dedicated to their roles, aren’t they?

Okay, so when did Nomi turned into Bruce Lee?

Now everybody’s kung fu fighting!

I don’t know how Elzabeth Berkley didn’t become an action star after this film cause what she did before was awesome!

Seriously, some of the motivations of these characters don’t make any sense at all.

*Cue the song “I Kissed A Girl” by Katy Perry*


Is Nomi wearing Crocodile Dundee’s hat?

Oh, look! It’s Elvis wannabe jerk from the beginning of the film. He is so going to get his comeuppance

Directed by Paul ‘seriously, I’m not a perv’ Verhoeven

Written by Joe ‘seriously, I’m not a perv either’ Eszterhas

I can’t decide if SHOWGIRLS is actually a bad film, a good film or both. But I do know one thing: it’s definitely something.

I hope everyone enjoyed reading this 10th edition of my Bad Movie Tweet-A-Thon! Keep a look out in April for the next one which could one of the following three films: GYMKATA, THE PAPERBOY or STEEL. Which one will it be? Vote on the poll which will be posted here on soon!

– Bede Jermyn



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