Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Part of the America Undercover series on HBO, Showgirls: Glitz and Angst goes behind the scenes of a topless revue at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Four individual showgirls are given cameras to tell their story: Melania is the daughter of showbiz parents, Kat is a mother of two, Syn Syn is the only dancer of color, and Stephanie is the young innocent. Backstage footage provides a countdown to the opening night performance. Choreographer Mistinguett is responsible for the creative look of the show, but she must answer to her former boyfriend, producer Greg Thompson, whom she has worked with for the last 20 years. He has since married Sunny, a bubbly blonde with showgirl ambitions. Sunny is the also the vivacious host of the live show. As the countdown continues, the dancers deal with injuries and personal problems.
showgirl, dance [art], behind-the-scenes, topless