Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Showgirls (1995)

Nomi Malone: I get a headache from champagne.

Cristal Connors: This isn't champagne. This... is HOLY WATER. I named myself after this holy water. Chrissie Lou Connors used to have dingy brown hair and little bitty tits. It's amazing what paint and a surgeon can do.

You have great tits. They're really beautiful.

Nomi: Thank you.

Cristal: I like nice tits. I always have, how about you?

Nomi: I like having nice tits.

Cristal: How do you like having 'em?

Nomi: What do you mean?

Cristal: You know what I mean.

Nomi: I like having them in a nice dress, or a tight top.

Cristal: Mmmm. You like to show em off.

Nomi: I didn't like showing them off at the Cheetah.

Cristal: Why not? I liked lookin' at 'em there. We ALL liked lookin' at 'em there!

Nomi: It made me feel like a hooker.

Cristal: You are a whore, darlin'.

Nomi: No I'm not!

Cristal: We all are. We take the cash, we cash the check, we show 'em what they wanna see.

Nomi: Maybe YOU are a whore, Cristal, but I'm not.

Cristal: You and me, we're exactly alike.

There are many, many more lessons about life that come out of Showgirls, and one day I hope to document them all.

This movie's script has been more important to my life than the Bible.


John said...

I've only seen Showgirls on the LOGO network so that might not be the best way to judge it. I've seen Gina Gershon in interviews and she said she thought it was going to be sophisticated and 'the drag queens will want to dress like my character on Halloween'. Something tells me renting the DVD won't be much better.

test said...

The most awesome/important blog post in the history of the interwbz

John said... yours was so much intelligent, ya think?

Glenn Dunks said...

BRILLIANT scene. I personally love that she named herself after the champagne and yet... doesn't pronounce it that way.