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全howgirls’ The Musical!

He understands now it’s campy.


Joe Eszterhas is finally getting used to being best known for writing Showgirls, a very bad movie. He’ll be introducing it Tuesday at the IFC Center while promoting his new trash-talking screenwriting how-to, The Devil’s Guide to Hollywood (in which he admits the movie sucks). He has his regrets. 的t’s a movie that I wish I’d have written differently, and I wish would have been cast differently. Still, he adds, 的 never agreed with the notion that this movie was accidentally funny. I think it defies the imagination to think that a line like 践ow does it feel not to have anybody comin’ on you anymore?’ isn’t purposely funny. If you have a character named Henrietta Bazoom walking around poppin’ her tits out every 30 seconds, that’s a darkly humorous moment. To that end, he’s planning a musical, with help from the producers of Urinetown, that 田elebrates the over-the-top and campy nature of the piece. Naturally, it’s to open in Las Vegas.

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