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Siskel And Ebert’s 1995 Showgirls Review

Nobody could have predicted in the innocent days of 1995 that Showgirls would be the cult classic and everlasting moneymaker that it became, but Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert’s two thumbs down review and discussion reveal their reluctant fascination with the film. Ebert’s review, particularly, just makes me want to see the movie again as soon as possible. He admits he laughed, was entertained, and wasn’t bored, though the two critics were (hilariously) “disappointed” by the lack of “new ground” broken by the camp masterpiece. Hindsight is 20/20:

I can’t help but think of the pool scene when Ebert describes the movie’s “fairly routine sex.”