1995 saw the release of many fine, widely-respected films that made for a landmark year in cinema. Showgirls is not one of them. Its flimsy attempts at reaching depth about the entertainment industry and power struggles weren't enough to balance out its scintillating subject matter, corny line delivery and sleazy plot, and after its release it earned a few Razzies and cult adoration. But over time, its campiness has found appreciating audiences, (even star Elizabeth Berkeley has warmed up to it). The Frida Cinema now invites viewers to enjoy it like any campy classic; via audience participation courtesy of MuVChat and co-presented by Keep Santa Ana Weird, where viewers can text their riffs to appear on the screen along with the movie. So enjoy it in all its glittery, spandexed, pastied glory.
Sat., Nov. 14, 9 p.m., 2015
Aimee Murillo is calendar editor and frequently covers the Orange County DIY music scene, film, arts, Latino culture and currently pens the long-running column Trendzilla. Born, raised, and based in Santa Ana, she loves bad movies, punk shows, raising her plants, eating tacos, Selena, and puns.