Open Post: Hosted By Elizabeth Berkley Finally Embracing The Fact That She’s Part Of Cinematic History
On the list of shit I regret, “Not Going To The Showgirls Screening At The Hollywood Forever Cemetery On June 27, 2015,” is right up there with, “Not Buying Cases Of Jell-O 1-2-3 Before They Discontinued That Deliciousness,” and, “Giving Myself Those Tragic Sun-In Highlights In The 7th Grade.”
Cinespia held an outdoor screening of the reason why cinema was invented last night and Gina Gershon wasn’t there. (If Gina Gershon was there, I would’ve become an Aqua song and tried to turn back time so that I could be there.) But Elizabeth Berkley was there, and in front of thousands of Showgirls fans, she had a come to God moment about being in the most important HIGH ART movie of our time. After Showgirls tanked (because the world just didn’t understand art when it splashed them in the face like pool water splashing against Nomi Malone’s tits while fucking Kyle MacLachlan), Elizabeth was dropped by her agency, she stopped dancing and she didn’t even name Showgirls in her book.
But Jessie Spano finally woke up. At last night’s screening, which was her first screening in 20 years, she said that it was a real “full circle” moment for her and not just because the disciples of the Church of Showgirls formed a circle jerk as a reaction to being in the presence of the great Nomi Malone. via Defamer
Such a special full circle moment tonight at a very special screening for 4,000 #showgirls fans!#hollywoodforever When it first came out years ago, the sweetness of a premiere eluded me since it had been met with such disdain and controversy. Amazing how life works in mysterious ways. Thank you for the love you showed me tonight…I’m #grateful it has served you as your guilty pleasure and as your anthem to go after your dreams. Thank you for writing a new chapter to this story
I’m sure Elizabeth will give the same speech at the Oscars in about 10 years when the Academy finally pulls its head out of its ass and honors Showgirls for its achievement in EVERYTHING.