Eugh time has passed since Showgirls flopped spectacularly that it's time for a good, hard look back at the sequined spectacle. A salvage operation on a very public, very expensive train wreck, It Doesn't Suck argues that Showgirls is much smarter and deeper than it is given credit for. In an accessible and entertaining voice, the book encourages a shift in critical perspective on Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls, analysing the film, its reception and rehabilitation. This study of a much-reviled movie is a must-read for lovers and haters of the '95 Razzie winner for Worst Picture.
Adam Nayman: Adam Nayman is a film critic in Toronto and has written on film for the Village Voice, L.A. Weekly, Film Comment, Cineaste, Montage, POV, Reverse Shot, The Walrus, Saturday Night, and Little White Lies. He lives in Toronto, ON.