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Showgirls Comes of Age /pt. 2

Download PDF version of the full article (pt.1 and pt.2) Read pt. 1 HERE! In contrast to the readings of Showgirls in the first part of this essay other approaches can be taken when analysing the film, and here it...

CFP: Disentangling the American Patchwork Heritage, JAm It! #4

We’re glad to share the call for papers for the 4th issue of the academic journal JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy). The issue will delve into new critical approaches to the complex and often-fraught multicultural paradigm, whose formulation...

Showgirls Comes of Age /pt.1

Download PDF version Showgirls, Paul Verhoeven’s much-maligned erotic film, celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary later this year. This essay seeks to re-assess the film—which was almost universally derided upon its release in 1995—now that it is a quarter of a century...