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It Doesn't Suck: Showgirls

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It Doesn't Suck: Showgirls by Adam Nayman

ECW Press, April 2014

From ECW Press:

The Worst. Movie. Ever. is a masterpiece. Seriously.

Enough 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, analyzing the film, its reception, and its rehabilitation. This in-depth study of a much-reviled movie is a must read for lovers and haters of the 1995 Razzie winner for Worst Picture.