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Twins: "You and I... we're exactly the same"

Since we're celebrating twins until the stars move on from Gemini, I wanted to give a shout out to the figurative kind as well.

Due to sad circumstances offline I'm way behind on "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"  though I did watch Joan Crawford in Possessed recently to catch up. Crawford's camp icon status got me to thinking about the best camp masterpiece in the past 25 years, one that we already covered in the first season of the best shot series. (Showgirls is hard-wired into my neural pathways so it's very easy to access). The legendary so-bad-it's-good movie pits "Goddess" superstar Cristal Connors (Oscar-worthy Gina Gershon... and I'm 100% sincere) against naive crazyperson Nomi Malone (Razzie winner Elizabeth Berkley). Cristal insists repeatedly that they're one and the same, virtually identical. Nomi vehemently disagrees but the movie itself is in Cristal's headspace through and through.

The best shot from the movie? Cristal, Nomi, and Nipples after the jump...

From the original article:

To me that just says it all. It's a blue movie (pun intended), the anti-heroines are dressed identically "You and I... we're exactly the same" but their expressions are so different. Cristal is your devious delicious Bitch Goddess (the name of the show within the show), Nomi is the bizarrely innocent whore/plaything.

"Come on, slave girl!"

Now, this slave girl is about to push her master down those monster stairs but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.


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I couldn't help but think of Cristal's infamous "We're all whores..." speech during last week's Mad Men.

June 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBia

I've always thought this would have been a great movie if a different actress were in the lead. Gine Gershon was amazing in this movie.

Charlize Theron auditioned for the role of Naomi (according to IMDB). I wonder what path her career would have taken if she had gotten the part.

June 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK
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