Nomi Malone, a mysterious young girl with the ambition to dance embarks on a journey to Las Vegas to become a showgirl in a high-class hotel show. There she meets Molly, a seamstress at the Stardust Hotel and the two quickly become good friends. She gets a job as a lap dancer at the seedy Cheetah Club but after a chance meeting with Cristal Connors, the star of Goddess, the current show at the hotel where Molly works, Nomi manages to secure an audition for a spot on the chorus line. However she soon realises that fame comes with a price as her friendships, her morals and her soul are put to the test as she works her way up the ladder and eventually becomes the star of the show, stealing Cristal’s part. She begins to wonder if all of her work was for nothing and if she can reclaim her life back before it is too late. —IMDb
Paul Verhoeven graduated from the University of Leiden with a degree in math and physics. He entered the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he began his film career by making documentaries for the Navy and later for TV. In 1969 he directed the popular Dutch TV series Floris (1969), about a medieval knight. This featured actor Rutger Hauer who has appeared in many of Verhoeven’s later films. Verhoeven’s first feature, Wat zien ik (1971) (trans. What do I See?), was released in 1971. However it was his second, Turks fruit (1973), with its combination of raw sexuality and a poignant story line, that gained him great popularity in the Netherlands, especially with male audiences. When his films, especially Soldaat van Oranje (1977) and De vierde man (1983), received international recognition, Verhoeven moved to the US. His first US film was Flesh & Blood (1985), 1985, but it was RoboCop (1987) and especially Total Recall… read more
This is the poster film for critics who want to pretend they are fancy by trashing a soft-core b movie, and for hipsters who want to pretend they are so edgy by saying a soft-core b movie is some kind of underrated masterpiece. Is neither of those things, this is just....a soft-core b movie. Really, that's about it.
Wasn't this supposed to be a bad movie? Or, rather, "so bad it's good"? That's what I was thinking as I watched a movie where the plot was like clockwork, each scene was meticulously staged, and everything was in its place.
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Esta película no es tan mala como dicen, pero tampoco es tan buena como la recordaba. Yo que soy un admirador del trabajo de Verhoeven, no puedo evitar sentir un poco de decepción por lo restringida… read review