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SHOWGIRLS 2 Rena Riffel Shelley Michelle

There are movies that deserve sequels, but I’m not sure 1995’s “Showgirls” is one of them. A spectacular display of bad taste with a loathsome final act, Paul Verhoven’s picture was one of a kind, a great conjunction of vulgarities that could only emerge from nutty filmmaking professionals drunk on their own excesses. With the actual rights to “Showgirls” a tangle of legal affairs, one of the supporting actresses from the cult classic, Rena Riffel, has decided to mount her own continuation, ditching the snarling splendor of Nomi Malone to focus on poor little Penny Slot and her withered dreams of stardom. Yes, dear readers, Riffel has made “Showgirls 2: Penny’s from Heaven,” though I’m certain nobody asked her to. Read the rest at


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