iOS app Android app


Minsky Stripper Turns 100 (the Last Living Star of Burlesque)

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

On January 23, 1916, Betty Jane Rowland was born in Columbus, Ohio. On the day of her 100th birthday I spent the afternoon with the still flame-haired...

Lewd Awakening: Clean Up Times Square by Taxing Naked Nuisances

Eli Verschleiser | Posted 09.24.2015 | New York
Eli Verschleiser

Let the panhandlers work. But make it expensive. After all, the main appeal of this kind of work is the low overhead.

Jay Jackson is Laganja Estranja, The Man Who Lives Inside The Glamazon That's Taking Over The World

Tanya Tsikanovsky | Posted 09.17.2015 | Entertainment
Tanya Tsikanovsky

If you've watched Season Six of LogoTV's Rupaul's Drag Race, you know Laganja Estranja. She's the one responsible for that dance drop that made your jaw drop the first time you saw it, and every time thereafter.

Elizabeth Berkley Finally Embraces 'Showgirls' After All These Years

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment

1995 just wasn't ready for the campy brilliance of "Showgirls." But 20 years after the film flopped in theaters its star, Elizabeth Berkley, has final...

Before 'Fifty Shades,' 'Showgirls' Was Turning Up the Heat!

Entertainment Tonight | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment

"Fifty Shades of Grey" hits theaters on Valentine's Day, and Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele will definitely turn up the heat! But long before the...

PEN Ten with Molly Crabapple

PEN American Center | Posted 07.13.2014 | Arts
PEN American Center

I don't live in a context where to make art is that daring. I'm not Ai Weiwei or Laura Poitras. I was scared to write about my own abortion, a fear that turned out not to be justified, and I was scared to write about Guantanamo because it felt too big and grave.

Why Gina Gershon Is Proud To Be A Gay Icon -- And Her Thoughts On 'Showgirls'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As the star of one of the biggest camp classics of all time, Gina Gershon tells Larry King she's proud to be a gay icon. When King asked Gershon -...

Weeklings: The Best Bad Movies for Gay Men (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

2013-09-13-Screenshot20130913at2.51.42PM.pngI'm listing the most lovable turkeys/albatrosses/flaming chupacabras in gay cinema. These are horrid movies, and we should be thankful.

From 'Saved By The Bell' To 'DWTS'

Posted 09.04.2013 | TV

Elizabeth Berkley is going "Dancing With the Stars." And fortunately, the "Saved By the Bell" and "Showgirls" star has plenty of dance experience. ...

Terrible Movies With Huge Cult Followings

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment

This week marks the 15th anniversary of "Armageddon," a movie so reviled it's only natural that its horde of cult followers stand by its every corny m...

Icon of The Day: Saul Bass

Alona Elkayam | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
Alona Elkayam

The era of Saul Bass movie branding has yet to be surpassed, with the exception of the 2010 Catfish poster-which I would hang on my wall, unframed. Happy Birthday Saul Bass, without you, I could never be me.

Curtis M. Wong

'Showgirls! The Musical!' Makes NYC Debut | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

How does an infamous erotic thriller-turned-cult-classic like the movie “Showgirls” become an effective stage musical? For writers Bob and Tobly M...

An Afternoon With A Vegas Showgirl

Rich Grant | Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel
Rich Grant

When Las Vegas introduced showgirls in 1959, the law was that for them to be nude, they could not move. That led to the iconic image of showgirls just standing still.

Vegas Dancers Still Sizzle

Quia Querisma | Posted 04.30.2013 | Travel
Quia Querisma

After staring from my window at Caesar's Palace, across the street to the towering advertisement for Jubilee! I had to learn more.

'Showgirls The Musical' Opens Friday

Posted 10.12.2012 | Chicago

Pick out your best Ver-sayce, Chicago: the one-weekend-only run of "Showgirls the Musical" is set to open Friday at Stage 773. The show, dreamt up ...

Joseph Erbentraut

'Showgirls' The Musical? Chicago Company Aims To Set Stripper Tale To Music | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.15.2012 | Chicago

Given the public's seemingly endless appetite for musical adaptations of popular films, it's a mystery that, to our knowledge, we haven't arrived here...

Burlesque Dancers Stage Daring Dance In London

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Dancers donned lacy corsets, slinky fishnets and stiletto heels before descending upon London's Trafalgar Square in an effort to break the record for ...

PHOTOS: The Best Guilty Pleasure Movies For Thanksgiving

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

AP text, captions: We all have movies we secretly adore, ones that are so bad, they're good. These are movies that set out to be dramatic, thrilling...

HuffPost Review: Burlesque

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's been a while since I've seen a stinker as obvious as Burlesque. As a colleague and I noted afterward, it made us long for something as coherent and restrained as Showgirls. Or Glitter.

DVDs: Latest Foyle, Best Alice, Last Station

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

This week's post includes reviews of the BluRay versions of the gloriously bad camp classic Showgirls and John Ford's archetypical 1939 Western Stagecoach.

10 Movies So Bad, They're Funny: Is "Troll 2" really the Best Worst Movie?!

The Comic's Comic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Of the thousands of feature films produced every year, there are many that aim squarely for our collective funny bones. Some hit the target, such as t...

Get Your Camp Fix: "Showgirls" At The Music Box

Decider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Paul Verhoeven's infamous 1995 bomb Showgirls belongs to the whooping camp crowd forever it seems, but there's a sly, subversive quality of the film, ...