Pushy broads get ahead

Hello! Welcome to Slumber Party Movies, where a group of friends spends even more time analyzing the terrible movies we love than we spent watching them.

For example, I spend a lot of time thinking about Showgirls (1995). Not because I enjoy my porn extra-talky and full of old people, but because it contains a surprising amount of life lessons, ones I have put in use in my own career.

Whore job interview

Elizabeth Berkley interviews with Gina Gershon

The most important lesson I learned concerns the tense relationship between up-and-coming whore Nomi (Elizabeth Berkley) and queen whore Cristal (Gina Gershon). Cristal has the lead in some stupid revue that Nomi for some reason really wants to star in, and Cristal won’t just nicely step aside. Then the old whore makes the crucial mistake of walking down the staircase in front of the young whore. One savvy career move later and boom! Cristal has a broken hip, and Nomi has the lead!

The lesson here: Sometimes you have to push an old whore down the stairs if she won’t get out of the way.

7 responses to “Pushy broads get ahead

  1. Joe Eszterhas has two “old” whore characters. But the one in Flashdance is much less evil then Gina. I mean, the worst thing she does is flirt with Richie. Hmm. I think Joe got jaded on “old” whores as he got even older.

    • Yeah, Flashdance was the rough draft for Showgirls, for sure. I have another post I’m working on about some of the comparisons between the movies, and that’s a good’un. Take that topic if you want it!

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  3. So, are you saying that Showgirls is just a sluttier version of Flashdance? There’s a phd. thesis in there somewhere…

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