Showgirls: The Director's Cut

Bad Movie Night proudly presents the Citizen Kane of Vegas Stripper Movies: SHOWGIRLS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director Paul Verhoeven and writer Joe Eszterhas, after their huge success with Basic Instinct, wanted their next film to make a STATEMENT. Unfortunately, I can't make this statement without littering the internet with more uncouthness so lets just leave it at that.

SHOWGIRLS is about a girl that was born to dance.  But....she wants MORE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is practically a documentary so be ready to bear witness to the Vegas mama never told you about.

Bad Movie Night will not be held responsible for your actions or the state of your eternal soul should you attend this Meetup. Just putting that out there. This movie is rated NC-17, but damn it, this is art.

Oh, and also, Bad Movie Night reserves the right to card you at the door.  And no, you can't come if your mommy or daddy brings you.

More details to follow when we get closer to showtime.

 

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Diane's notes

One food theme that works for this movie allows each of you 3 almonds, 4 carrots, and unlimited celery sticks (no dip for them though--oh, and if we pinch more than 1/4 inch fat on your body, you get one less almond).

Now don't fret. There's another food theme besides showgirl-diet that works. Thanks to Julian, we can have a birthday feast in his honor. I've used my arsenal of feminine talents, which includes threats of wedgies, to convince him to reveal his preference of main dishes. He gave a rather Woody Allenesque response in favor of Pasta Putinesca. I can imagine that most of you think this dish should come naturally to me, and I'm thinking you're right as I've been pleased with my first whack at it--sadly, you shouldn't get your hopes up since I don't have any example of excellence for comparison.  Anyway, I'm hoping I can accompany this with some roasted, green veggie, but we're in a time of transition, and I've no idea what's going to be offered at the farmer's market on Friday.  To complete the movie, you may try my attempt at flan,* or you may have one of Brenda's Chocolate Thingies, or you may go hog wild and have some of each.

*I'm almost completely  flan ignorant.  My experiment with it looks OK, but I have grave doubts that anything that tastes like what I've made can become anyone's favorite dessert.

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More notes from Diane

Soooo most of this is the same-old-same-old that's only helpful to the forgetful or the newbie, and it's going to be included in future event descriptions for my house, but I'm attempting a baseline for everyone here:

I'll post a comment Thursday night, after I've emailed my real address to attendees.

Bring food only if you think you can't stomach what's on the menu or you're really eager to share some addition to it.

If you want to drink something besides water straight from the tap, bring your own beverage, preferably in a great enough volume to share (red wine, high-quality beer, and sparkling water are usually the most appreciated additions to the night). If you like your beverage chilled, please bring it that way--my ice maker doesn't work & I've no room in my freezer for ice trays.

You'll be welcome in at 7p. I'll try to open the serious door before then so you can freely enter if you arrive a little early, but don't be at all surprised by my inability to socialize (actually that's true at anytime, but especially true when I'm in last-minute-prep mode), just make sure the screen door is closed behind you (a little lift of the door, applied at the handle, will allow it to latch), and make yourself comfortable. Please grab a glass from the cabinet and pour yourself any drink that's been made available.

I try to have dinner ready as soon after 7p as I can. We watch the movie about 8p. Dessert is offered after the movie is over. I need you to not feel shy about serving yourself when the food is placed out (just approximate your max serving by eyeballing a division of the quantity by the number of attendees expected--once everyone is served, you're free to take seconds--and that's pretty much the complete list of manners I want you to remember when you're plating up at my place). Please don't make me nag you to get food and please don't wait for me to start eating (it's oh so stressful to see the food that's out getting cold and icky while I'm still working on another dish). Maybe one day I'll be able to serve a meal with grace and precise timing, and we can sit around a beautifully set table, paying attention to all sorts of subtle etiquette, laughing at the old days when I forced you into barbarian behavior because of my ineptitude, but for the next decade or so, you'll really be helping me out by grabbing up the food and drink when it appears.

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  • Diane

    Please forgive me for being so overdue w/ this (whirlwind weekend, network problems, Etc). Big thanks to all of you for your contributions, & mega thanks to G for having been so generously inClined. You BM lovers make my life worth living!

    October 17, 2012

  • Gretchen

    Thanks, Dean. You rock!!!!

    October 16, 2012

  • Gretchen

    Karl, could you please pull down the sh*ty picture of me with food in my mouth? I'm not kidding.

    October 16, 2012

    • Svaha!Dean

      I did it for you G. It's gone. See you at the next one.

      October 16, 2012

  • Brenda

    What a fun evening! Diane, thank you so much! Your PUTA-nesca was memorable! Yummy food, and you spot on nailed the flan! Man, I cannot get that "awesome"? pool scene out of my mind! Talk about whiplash!!!

    October 14, 2012

  • Diane

    I've sent the email w/ my address in it. If you don't get it soon, check your junk mail, & if you still don't have it, post here, and I'll send it to you again

    October 11, 2012

  • Diane

    A little yelp for help here. I've made the exciting discovery that coffee greatly improves my flan (coffee's a nearly orgasmic pairing with the topping). Unfortunately, I only have the means to brew one cup at a time. Are any of you able & willing to bring coffee makers that brew 8 cups or more? I'm thinking two would be ideal so we can keep the caffeination & decaffeination tribes both happy.

    October 10, 2012

    • Julian

      WHOA....FLAN....I have a 4 cup coffee maker. That's good for brewing coffee for 2 people....That's the best I can do.

      October 10, 2012

    • Diane

      Oh, hold on, does that mean FLAN is really an acronym? If it's for Phlegmy Lactose Aggressive Nodule, then I totally nailed it! Hm, now to figure out why you'd start that sentence with Warcraft Heroes of Azeroth.

      October 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    You didn't say you were looking for pot ...

    October 10, 2012

    • Diane

      shhh! Duuuude, that so was supposed to be coded message.

      October 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Then you should have used a better code, like wacky weed or Mary Jane. Nobody would have caught those.

      October 10, 2012

  • Diane

    @G Excellent! Of course you know this obligates you to show, girl. @J, who's already obligated to show since there's no BM without him, if no one else offers up any pot, we'll just have to use yours and call 2oz the proper size for an late-night cup of coffee.

    October 10, 2012

  • Gretchen

    I'll bring my coffee maker, too. It's an "eight-cupper."

    October 10, 2012

  • Diane

    David, you went out and got a lap dance just so you could tailor your Meetup photo? Your dedication to the group and your innovation are most impressive! btw. I got a big kick out of the last two avatars for this movie as well. Ya know, I'm thinking we need more photos in our past-meetups album, real or fake. Perhaps we should post them there when the event is over.

    October 9, 2012

    • Svaha!Dean

      My lament is not to upload pics to Older Meetups. That's all.

      October 9, 2012

    • Diane

      Ah, so you weren't shying away from any choice expletives, but Shatnering on us. Wow, much more offensive.

      October 9, 2012

  • Gretchen

    Aw man...words can't express how much I hate that thing.

    October 9, 2012

    • Diane

      As you wish, Princess. (I have to admit that I hated it too. But I rather liked the challenge of ignoring its in-your-face-ness and how it reminded me of Butt Crack, the movie)

      October 9, 2012

  • Gretchen

    Dammit it's back!!! WTF?????

    October 9, 2012

    • Diane

      The post-meetup photos cycle. The more photos that get posted, the fewer times the ass balloon will be in your face.

      October 9, 2012

  • Gretchen

    Hooray!!! Somebody took down the "ass balloon" photo!!! I can die happy now!!! (Or at least log on from my work computer without fear of em-"bare-ass"-ment!)

    October 9, 2012

    • Brenda

      Oh! Was that a balloon?!!? I thought it was some butt ugly mutated fruit! Dumb me.

      1 · October 9, 2012

  • Brenda

    Would anybody be interested in sampling Brenda's Chocolate Thingies? Any chocolate freaks here? I could make some for our movie night if so!

    October 9, 2012

    • Diane

      Hellyah! I'm a freak (for chocolate too). But now you've done it. You're totally committed to providing the alternate dessert, & I'm updating the event accordingly.

      October 9, 2012

  • Gretchen

    Diane, I emailed it from the Food Network web site. Maybe it's in your spam folder? If not, let me know and I'll resend it from my gmail account.

    October 1, 2012

    • Diane

      I have it now. It's the recipe that I'll use. Thanks!

      October 6, 2012

  • Diane

    Thanks G I look forward to reviewing it. It hasn't made it into my mobile device yet (was it big?). I have had enough time to peak at a few recipes & now know to keep my fingers crossed that my tomato plant is still putinouta 2 weeks from now--I'm sure that's going to be the difference between passable & top notch dish.

    October 1, 2012

  • Gretchen

    Hey Di,

    I just emailed you a recipe for Slutty Pasta. Er, I mean "Putanesca!"

    October 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ahhh can't make it, I'll be packing for my
    move the next day :/

    September 13, 2012

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