Shannon, on 13 February 2013 - 05:11 PM, said:
Really? Cause it's the reason I don't watch this movie for funsies anymore...So anyway, toward the end of the movie the party is getting a little bummed out because the fun seems to be slowing down and then BOOM horrifying gang rape scene. We were completely silent for a few minutes. Like, it completely and totally sucked out any fun that was left in the movie. Ugh, I still feel a little sick thinking about it now.
Agreed, it took me a while to get together my thoughts on the movie after the rape scene (Just saw it recently, I heard about it, but thought it was implied rape, not screams and tears). I couldn't tell if I hated Showgirls or if that Rape scene was just so dark enough that it sunk the rest of the camp-filled joy the production had. I also think Verhoeven-Eszterhas added that in to offset the camp, and remind people that they were trying to make an insightful drama or satire or whatever the hell their aim was.
With that being said, it still is the craziest thing in the movie. Why, for starters, does the Body Guard and not Michael Bolton look-a-like rape her? Why are they still at the gala? When Molly (the friend) stumbles out bloodied and collapses, does no one check where she came from? Where did Michael Bolton look-a-like go? And Where are the police? The doctors said she suffered assault to her face and vaginal tearing, is that NOT ENOUGH to WARRANT AN INVESTIGATION
?! Why do they think they can get away with it? Do they honestly think Molly, probably the most moral person in the movie, WON'T TALK
That scene angered me in more ways that I thought it would. And that alone warrants a complete autopsy of this film on HDTGM (But I will skip on the rewatch)