Everybody Wish Showgirls a Happy 15th Birthday!

It all started in the early '90s, when the Basic Instinct brain trust of Paul Verhoeven and Joe Eszterhas went one step further in movie smutdom and Elizabeth Berkley sought to shed Saved By the Bell. From those humble, horny beginnings, Showgirls was conceived and finally born 15 years ago today -- a bouncing baby camp classic.

Life as we knew it would never be the same. Enjoy one of the few clips (i.e. barely SFW) I can actually place here, plus video of Berkley's vintage entrance interview. And of course don't forget to revisit Verhoeven's historic Movieline Interview from 1995 for his trenchant stories from behind the scenes (e.g. "I love to look at naked girls. I love tits and ass. Mostly tits"). Happy 15th, Showgirls!


  • Martini Shark says:

    I'm going to go back to the office and push a coworker down the steps, then dart home to thrash around in my hot tub, just for old times sake.

  • The Winchester says:

    I'm only speaking to people in Robert Davi quotes.
    The receptionist didn't quite understand when I asked her if she missed guy's cumming on her, but that's probably because she was really young when the movie came out.
    (And that's what I'm telling HR when they knock on my door).

  • Keith says:

    Oh dear Lord, I am old.

  • Dimo says:

    I will never forget waiting in line in Westwood, and this limo pulls up, and out pops this Fozzie Bear/drag queen looking person. Said person then scans the line (about 20 people) and proceeds to raise his fist in the air and shake it like he's fighting the power. The crowds' general response: Who is the freak, and what the Hell is he doing? Oh Joe Eszterhas, you magnificent bastard you!

  • TurdBlossom says:

    I'll celebrate the anniversary of this mess by going to see Burlesque (which looks just as bad/good/camp) when it opens.

  • Ndege says:

    I shall express my feelings about this anniversary through dance moves. A little later today.

  • casting couch says:

    I wish Verhoeven would cum back to Hollywood.