The 1995 Paul Verhoeven cult classic "Showgirls" starred Gina Gershon as Cristal, the star of a Las Vegas casino's topless show, and Elizabeth Berkley as Nomi, a new-in-town stripper trying to become a showgirl. In the film (the first NC-17 movie to be given wide release in mainstream theaters), Cristal is a cruel diva, and Nomi stops at nothing to get what she wants, even pushing Cristal down the stairs. Though often listed as one of the worst films of all time, "Showgirls" is extremely derivative of "All About Eve," the 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz drama that won six Oscars, including best picture. In that film, Bette Davis played Margo Channing, an aging Broadway star, and Anne Baxter played Eve Harrington, a young fan who uses flattery, blackmail and seduction to usurp Margo's success.
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