Aubrey Plaza and Sarah Ramos!
Many are spending this time in lockdown by trying to break the Guinness World Record for the most hours spent with their ass cheeks pressed to the couch while shoving dozens of small bags of Doritos into their eating holes (sorry, but I think I already broke that record even before this corona mess), and others are staying extremely productive. Those “others” include Aubrey Plaza and actress Sarah Ramos who made the exact most of their time in quarantine by doing a parody of the iconic Doggy Chow scene from Showgirls, the movie that constantly makes me say, “Why did anyone even bother making a movie after 1995 since nothing can top that flawless piece of cinematic perfection?”
Sarah and Aubrey decided to take on the impossible: try to match the thespian brilliance of Gina Gershon and Elizabeth Berkley in the scene that Shakespeare slaps himself over in the afterworld, because he wishes he wrote the exact same scene for Lady Macbeth and Lady Macduff. Sarah lined her lips with some Wet ‘N Wild elegance to play Nomi Malone and Aubrey gave herself a mole of glamour and “freshly fucked by Zack in her dressing room” hair, and put on a pair of coked-up crazy eyes to play Cristal Connors. They didn’t pull lip dub shit either. Being the true professionals that they are, they learned the lines and did it separately from their own homes. THIS is how you stay productive as fuck during lockdown:
That champagne gulp alone should get Aubrey an Oscar.
Yes, Aubrey and Sarah’s version is a Solo Cup full of Andre compared to the original, which is a crystal flute filled with Cristal, but any other version would be. And yes, Aubrey is giving me “drunk Parker Posey playing Blanche DuBois” more than she’s giving me Gina Gershon as Cristal Connors, but it’s still a magnificent performance and this tribute to one of the greatest scenes in film history is the splash of holy water in my face that I needed.
And Sarah included original jewel of a scene from Showgirls in her video, but here it is again, because posting it once is never enough: