Sunday, January 17, 2010

Midnight screening of Showgirls at IFC

Why has no one told me about this movie? I mean, I've heard of it, but why has no one grabbed me by the shoulders and shaken me and yelled "Go see this movie!"? This may be the best movie I have ever seen. It was totally worth paying $12.50 for despite its being fifteen years old (none of this is sarcasm, by the way - I know it's hard to tell sometimes on a blog). I mean, just when you thought a line wasn't going to be crossed, it was crossed. "It must be weird not having people--" haha, I can't repeat that! My parents read this thing!

IFC, by the way, is an indie cinema house in the West Village. As we stood in line, it looked like the screening was going to be a total sausage fest, which would be understandable given all the full frontal nudity, but it turned out to be that other kind of sausage fest, namely a gay and tranny fest, and lemme tell you their screen talkback was priceless. In fact, I want to make midnight screenings of it with (gay) audience participation an annual tradition. This is some Rocky Horror Picture Show -calibre shit. (Wine pairing: a screwcap bottle of five dollar vinho verde.)

8 comments:

Steve said...

I'm glad someone likes that movie, so I don't have to.

lisa said...

Vihno Verde is $5 now? Steep!

the goose a prisoner said...

finally, you have found a demographic group you can relate to. gimme an F! gimme an A! gimme a..."

Christian said...

Does she do the whole hottub scene ad epilepsium?

M said...

My friend Karl leaned over and said, "She's part salmon."

JONHESSISGOD said...

Oddly enough, the IFC Center is in the old location of the Waverly Theater, the old movie theater where the phenomenon of midnight screenings of Rocky Horror began!

M said...

Wow, Jimmy. Thanks for single-handedly making the blog relevant.

Anonymous said...

I remember when that movie came out and the huge NC-17 issue. Nobody I knew went to to see it - or admitted it. I think we may have been in Brussels. Anyway Verhoeven the director and Esterhas the writer had collaborated before and were good friends in the business. And just when this movie was coming out Esterhas left his several teen-aged kids and his wife of many years - very dumpy weathered old hippy looking-woman - and took up with Verhoeven's wife - a much better looking person - which was just a huge scandal cuz they had all been such good friends. The families were devastated. And Esterhas was interviewed and said that the movie was the most important work to date in Hollywood and quite seriously stated that every school in America should be closed for a day so that every school child in America could go/had to go to see the movie. I saw the interview. It came out later that he was descending into abject alcoholism and needed detox and rehab to become sane again and has since retracted everything he said about the movie and has left Verhoeven's wife and may even have gone back to his original wife.

Mom