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. “It’s a movie that I wish I’d have written differently, and I wish would have been cast differently.” Still, he adds, “I never agreed with the notion that this movie was accidentally funny. I think it defies the imagination to think that a line like ‘How 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 “celebrates the over-the-top and campy nature of the piece.” Naturally, it’s to open in Las Vegas. Next: Orlando’s Gal Isn’t Kate Anymore
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