It’s hard to overstate what a big deal “Showgirls” was when it hit movie theaters in 1995, though McHale gives us some sense of the pop-culture buildup that preceded it. It was directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas, the team behind 1992’s similarly controversial success “Basic Instinct.” It was the first Nc-17 movie in wide release. And it would also be the first big-screen splash from a “Saved by the Bell” cast member, Elizabeth Berkley..
And then it opened.
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