‘You Don't Nomi’: Release date, cast, plot, trailer and all you need to know about the ‘Showgirls’ documentary
If you know about Paul Verhoeven's infamous 1995 erotic drama film 'Showgirls', you would be intrigued to see it being reappraised by commentators and fans ahead of its 25th anniversary. Set for a June 9 digital release, ‘You Don't Nomi’ is the zenith of the 'Showgirls' adventure. The documentary is named after Nomi Malone, the irked dancer/stripper played by Elizabeth Berkley. Director Jeffrey McHale's inspiration for the film originated with the unexpected viral success of his 2010 trailer mashup of Paul Verhoeven's 'Showgirls' and Darren Aronofsky's 'Black Swan'.
The movie will be in theaters, on Demand and Digital HD this June 9, 2020, in the US and June 12, 2020, in the UK.
The official summary reads: "In 1995 Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls was met by critics and audiences with near-universal derision. With a host of compelling archive footage and new fascinating interviews, You Don’t Nomi explores the film's complicated afterlife, tracing an extraordinary redemptive journey from notorious flop to a cult classic, and maybe even a masterpiece."
April Kidwell stars in the musical parody version of 'Showgirls'. She is known for her work in 'The Bride of Death' and 'Eat the Rainbow'. The film also includes Joshua Grannell, Haley Mlotek, Adam Nayman, and David Schmader. It features archive interview footage with the cast and crew of 'Showgirls', including Elizabeth Berkley, Joe Eszterhas, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan and Paul Verhoeven.
The movie has been directed by Jeffrey McHale, whose work includes 'TechKnow' for Al Jazeera English and most recently, the World Cup docuseries 'Phenoms' for Fox. Meanwhile, Ariana Garfinkle and Suzanne Zionts are the producers on the film along with associate producer Zel McCarthy and composer Mark De Gli Antoni.
Released by RLJE Films on May 21, 2020, the two-minute 10-second trailer has been captioned: "A chorus of film critics and fervent devotees explore the complicated afterlife of 1995’s biggest film flop, Paul Verhoeven's salacious Showgirls, from disastrous release to cult adoration and extraordinary redemption."
Where to watch
Catch the movie in theaters, on Demand and Digital HD this June 9, 2020. The film will be out in the UK on Friday, June 12.
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