We gays have always loved tragic figures (Judy), bad films (Madonna‘s), and big hair (Cher). So it is not that surprising that Showgirls has remained a cult classic in our eyes much like the beloved John Waters’ films, Rocky Horror, and Baby Jane. Two new shows are reinventing the Elizabeth Berkely/Gina Gershon masterpiece, which is nearing its 10th anniversary.
Showgirls: The Best Movie Ever Made. Ever! is a parody production being performed by the hilarious Upright Citizen’s Brigade for one night only in NYC on October 29th. “It’s half staged reading, half Inside the Actor’s Studio, and half female empowerment, Eszterhas style.” It will also be packed full of homos.
We are even more excited to see Harvey Finklestein’s Sock Puppet Showgirls. The show “is a unique and unauthorized parody of Showgirls as performed by sock puppets.” We have been told, “if you haven’t seen sock puppets pole dance, you haven’t experienced the true power of the theater.” The show runs October 15th through the 30th. We cannot wait to check it out.
The fabulous queens over at Spin Cycle are giving a lucky Queerty reader in New York a pair of tickets to see Sock Puppet Showgirls. All you need to do is write a Showgirls inspired haiku and send it over. The winner will be announced on Friday.