Synopsis by Maggie Sadler
In 1995, the film Showgirls by filmmaker Paul Verhoeven, experienced significant backlash from film critics and general audiences alike. For many years, Verhoeven's film was recognized as one of the 1995 season's most noteworthy flops. Yet the passing of time proved kind to Verhoeven's work as Showgirls transformed from being a scorned failure to cult classic, with some film critics even daring to hail the film as a masterpiece. Documentary footage explores this unusual trajectory in filmmaking history and the true meaning of art. Directed by Jeffrey McHale.
audience, controversy, cult-classics, dancer, disaster, film, film-critic, film-director, showgirl