Thursday, September 22, 2011 – TrashTalk Theater 3000 at Space4Art

TT3K brings to the outdoor stage at Space 4 Art, an 18,000-square-foot center for art and culture in the East Village, the 20th Century masterwork, Showgirls (1995).

Written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Paul Verhoeven (whose previous collaboration brought us Basic Instinct), Showgirls features an all-star cast led by former teen star, Elizabeth Berkley and includes Kyle MacLachlan and Gina Gershon. Showgirls is a classic showbiz tale of chorus girl turned overnight sensation, Nomi Malone, who ultimately realizes that fame and money come at a hefty price. With a screenplay that rivals the best telenovela, Showgirls provides more camp and gratuitous nudity (Berkley spends 20 minutes of the film entirely nude!) than one might expect from seasoned professionals as Verhoeven and Eszterhas, which has helped secure its status as a beloved guilty pleasure and cult classic. According to Roger Eberts 1995 review, “Showgirls is trash, yes, but not boring”.

To participate in Trashtalk Theater 3000, bring any web-enabled device such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet, and come armed with plenty of snark. TT3K presents: Showgirls Thursday, September 22, 2011 Doors open at 8pm/film begins at sundown $5 General Admission