Screengrab via YouTube,. In the first five minutes of Showgirls , Nomi Malone — played by Elizabeth Berkley —hitchhikes to Vegas, pulls a switchblade, wins big on the slots, loses all her money, is solicited, gets a bouncer fired, loses her suitcase, gets in a fight, vomits, and bonds with a hot seamstress whose trailer she immediately moves into. As Oscar Wilde said, nothing succeeds like excess. So far, so good! Camp is a way of aestheticizing that privileges style over content.
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Elizabeth Berkley born July 28, [a]  is an American actress, philanthropist and producer. Berkley was born and raised in Farmington Hills , a community located among Detroit 's northern suburbs in the affluent Oakland County, Michigan. She is the daughter of Jere, a gift basket business owner, and Fred Berkley, a lawyer. She was raised in a Conservative Judaism household, and had a bat mitzvah. She also has a mole on her forehead which she covers with camouflage makeup, saying it led to name-calling while growing up.
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As IMDb celebrates its 30th birthday, we have six shows to get you ready for those pivotal years of your life Get some streaming picks. All alone in the world, Nomi Malone, making her way to Las Vegas, is determined to make a name as a dancer while putting her unspoken past behind her.
It is also a masterpiece. It is therefore fascinatingly singular — expensive, bizarre and unflinchingly go-for-broke. It was despised. Millions adore it. Much like the fandom that has developed around Showgirls since , it treats the film in question with respect and care instead of abject mockery.