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The Greatest Sex Around Part 5 . . .

Posted by 2 Dollar Productions Tuesday, May 08, 2007

{This is the fifth in a semi-regular series of posts regarding great cinematic sex scenes as defined by me. This is completely arbitrary and open for interpretation, but so is life.}

"Showgirls" is a terrible movie, and it has no pretensions of being anything other than a trashy yet vaguely entertaining project.

The story about a hard-as-nails dancer (Elizabeth Berkley) trying to make it into the glitzy Las Vegas productions and unseat the reigning queen (Gina Gershon) is not the stuff that Academy Awards are made of. But the sleazy world that has been created is made up of lots of exposed flesh and bad acting, the majority of which is supplied by Berkley who cast off her "Saved By The Bell" net in the most pivotal step away from Mr. Belding by any cast member until Dustin Diamond later performed a "Dirty Sanchez" during a homemade sex video.

Leaving aside Diamond's nasty sexual encounter, I've included "Showgirls" in my greatest onscreen encounters mostly because the scene in question is so awful that it's utterly hilarious.

I'm referring to the swimming pool seduction that Berkley used on Kyle McLaughlin, who wears his perpetual look of astonishment during the interlude. At various points, he looks less like he's experiencing pure ecstasy, but rather that's frightened that Berkley is having a seizure.

His reaction seemed reasonable to me because Berkley mounts him, and then proceeds to flail around like a greased weasel in the mistaken assumption that she is making him hot and bothered.

This was a severe miscalculation in my mind because despite Berkley's bare breasts and a lot of water, this scene was far more amusing than sexual and despite all of that, it still earned a place on the list.



  1. Watched it with a couple of female friends in high school. I was a bit confused by that pool scene. I said "She's gotta be hamming it up a bit." One girl answered "Not if you're doing it right."
    That scene was my sex education. By the way, while writing this I'm listening to a discussion of the pros and cons to sex ed in the schools.

  2. BostonPobble Says:
  3. One of my greatest teachers was a man who was such a miserable bastard that he taught me more about the kind of person I wanted to be than many others ~ because I knew I wanted to be NOTHING like him. Thus, this movie ends up on the Greatest Cinematic Sex list. ;)

  4. drëâmè® Says:
  5. Hey you.

    I sent you an email about the tshirt. =) With a picture and all.

    By the way reply either here or email I dont check my blog anymore.

  6. drëâmè® Says:
  7. haha by the way im on a school computer.. and those pics were a bit risky.. heh.

  8. JLee Says:
  9. So BAD it's good. Good concept!
    I'll bet your run of the mill housewife can fake it better than that "actress". haha

  10. This movie was the "Heaven's Gate" of sex cinema.

  11. nobich Says:
  12. never had the pleasure- is this rentable or just too pathetic???

  13. WhatIgot - That's an interesting sex ed course, but I'm good with it - with a little less flailing around.

    Bostonpobble - I like how you wrapped that around & made it extremely applicable. Nice one.

    Dr - Good to see you back in Cyberspace & I'm glad the t-shirt worked out for you. Things have obviously changed on the site since yr. last visit. Ha.

    Jlee - I think anybody could fake it better than Berkley did in that scene. A bit over-the-top even for my tastes.

    Anonymous Boxer - That is a great analogy, although I think Showgirls lost less money than "Heavan's Gate."

  14. Nobich - Just missed you space, and if you're looking for a campy, trashy flesh fest that is pretty hilarious then it might be worth $3.24 for a rental.

  15. Melissa Says:
  16. Greased weasle. LOVE it.

  17. Miss Ash Says:
  18. Oh man, I forgot about this movie and that ridiculous scene.....oh and her ridiculous lap dance that she gave the man. What happened to clean cut Jessie Spannow or however you spell it. I'd rather be dressed up as the Sonic milkshake outside than star in such a film.

  19. Melissa - Thanks & I use it as often as I can in my conversations as well.

    Miss Ash - Best to block this one out of the memory banks, although that's a tough one with the Sonic Shake vs. Showgirls thing. I bet the pay was better for Showgirls.

  20. It definitely was a horrible movie and a even more horrible scene. Two thumbs down :-(

  21. Can't argue with either of those assesments - not a good flick at all.

  22. tkkerouac Says:
  23. Is that you in the tub because if it is , I would love to post it in my HNT favourites tonight.

  24. Of course it's me - post away & Thanks.


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