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May 2006

Showgirls Trivia

You know you know it. Let’s see who was paying attention to something other than naked boobies!

Only one right answer per question. No collaborating!

1. When Nomi is first picked up hitchhiking, she jabs the truck’s radio with her switchblade because she hates the singer. Who is it?

  • Andrew Carver
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Rod Stewart
  • Garth Brooks
  • Michael Bolton

2. What is the name of the first club where Nomi dances in Las Vegas?

  • Cheetah
  • Tropicana
  • Forum
  • Crave Club
  • Stardust

3. What was Nomi’s stage name at the strip club?

  • Heather
  • Hope
  • Samantha
  • Tori
  • Penny

4. What is Mama Bazoom’s first name?

  • Cassie
  • Sally
  • Susanna
  • Diane
  • Henrietta

5. What were the dancers told to be careful of on the stage?

  • Beads from a costume
  • A puddle of water
  • Monkey shit
  • Someone’s broken g-string
  • A shoe

6. How much does Crystal pay Nomi for a private dance for her and Zach?

  • $50
  • $100
  • $500
  • $1000
  • $5000

7. What culinary treat do Crystal and Nomi discover they have in common?

  • Raw eggs
  • Dog food
  • Play-Doh
  • Semen
  • Hamburgers

8. What was the name of the dance that James supposedly wrote for Nomi?

  • A Private Dance
  • Dancing in the Dark
  • Strobe Light
  • Tits ‘n Ass
  • Public Property

9. What does Crystal give Nomi at the end of the movie?

  • A dance costume
  • A knife
  • A hat
  • Cocaine
  • A job

10. When Nomi meets Andrew Carver, he tells her he likes her

  • Ass
  • Tits
  • Legs
  • Mouth
  • Hair

11. Who do the producer suggest they could’ve replaced Crystal with in the show?

  • Madonna, Drew Barrymore
  • Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson
  • Sharon Stone, Mariah Carey
  • Debbie Gibson, Tiffany
  • Whitney Houston, Anna Nicole Smith

12. What is the name of the show Nomi performs in with Crystal?

  • Goddess
  • Venus
  • Stardust
  • Strobe Light
  • Legs

13. Crystal hails from what Southern state?

  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • Texas
  • Oklahoma
  • Louisiana

14. Nomi is offered $1000 by the producer of the show to

  • Have sex with him
  • Have sex with Crystal
  • Perform at a party for Andrew Carver
  • Perform at a convention
  • Go out to dinner

15. Nomi freaks out at practice when Tony Moss calls her

  • Whore
  • Blondie
  • Pollyanna
  • Snow White
  • Madonna

16. What does Nomi spend her lap-dance earnings on?

  • A new dress
  • Dinner
  • Shoes
  • A car
  • Drugs

17. Who asks to be Nomi’s understudy?

  • Penny
  • Julie
  • Annie
  • Hope
  • Molly

18. How many RAZZIES did Showgirls win?

  • Three
  • Six
  • Seven
  • Eight
  • None

19. Who did the filmmakers originally want to play Crystal and Nomi, respectively?

  • Madonna, Drew Barrymore
  • Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson
  • Sharon Stone, Mariah Carey
  • Debbie Gibson, Tiffany
  • Whitney Houston, Anna Nicole Smith

20. At the end of the movie, Nomi is picked up hitchhiking by the same guy she rode to Vegas with. What was his name?

  • Jeff
  • Chuck
  • Dwayne
  • Bill
  • Bobby

21. This guy claimed, when he and Nomi first got to Las Vegas, that his uncle worked at what casino?

  • Stardust
  • Cheetah
  • Riviera
  • MGM
  • Tropicana

22. Joe Eszterhas, who wrote the screenplay, reportedly received one million dollars for the script. How much did Elizabeth Berkley earn in the role of Nomi Malone?

  • $100,000
  • $500,000
  • $750,000
  • one million dollars
  • nothing; she made a deal for a cut of the profits instead.

23. Who else auditioned for Nomi Malone?

  • Alicia Silverstone
  • Halle Barry
  • Charlize Theron
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Claire Danes

24. An urban legend claims that Kyle McLaughlin was so upset at the premiere screening of Showgirls that someone heard him in the bathroom yelling to a friend:

  • “But my manager loved the script!”
  • “I fucked Elizabeth Berkley for this?!”
  • “I was drunk the whole time! I had no idea!”
  • “They told me it was an art film!”
  • “I’m gonna sue that son-of-a-bitch!”

25. Gina Gershon, supposedly the only actor who saw the camp quality of the movie during the filming, claimed that she was playing up her role

  • “so that drag queens would want to dress as my character on Halloween”
  • “for 20-something computer geeks to jerk off to”
  • “to inspire college LUGs” (aka ‘lesbians until graduation’)
  • “so that Playboy magazine would leave me alone”
  • “ ‘cos I’m NEVER gonna be Julia Roberts, honey!”

Answers below!



  1. Garth Brooks. “I don’t like Garth Brooks.” “Me neither. I don’t know anybody who likes him.”
  2. The Cheetah. “I don't know how good you are, darlin', and I don't know what it is you're good at, but if it's at the Cheetah, it's not dancing, I know that much.”
  3. Heather. “Hi, my name is Heather. Would you like to have a private dance with me?”
  4. Henrietta. “Gentlemen, and those few ladies out there, what you’ve all been waiting for! Henrietta Bazoom!”
  5. Monkey shit. “You guys, upstage left, monkey shit.”
  6. $500. “Hey! You just got five hundred off a lap dance! You act like somebody died.”
  7. Dog food. “I used to love Doggy Chow, too!”
  8. A Private Dance. “I know you’re a private dancer.”
  9. A hat. “Bye, darlin’.”
  10. Ass. “I like your ass. Call me.”
  11. Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson. “Paula Abdul, in my show?”
  12. Goddess. “I’m in Goddess, at the Stardust!”
  13. Texas. “I’m just a little farm girl from Del Rio myself.”
  14. Perform at a convention. “Listen, there’s a boat convention comin’ into town next week.”
  15. Pollyanna. “What did you call me?”
  16. A new dress. “It’s a Ver-sayce!”
  17. Julie. “I’ll see what I can do, okay?” “Thanks, darlin’!”
  18. Seven. It swept the Razzies, and Paul Verhoeven showed up to accept his award in person.
  19. Madonna, Drew Barrymore. The nametag Gaye takes down from Nomi’s new dressing table says “Drew” in homage.
  20. Jeff. “You got a name? I’m Jeff.”
  21. Riviera. “I got an uncle, he’s the host at the Riviera.”
  22. $100,000
  23. Charlize Theron.
  24. “They told me it was an art film!” Sadly, this rumor was debunked when Parlance worked with someone who’d worked on the set, and said, rather, that there was “a lot of eye rolling” going on during cigarette breaks.
  25. “…so that drag queens would want to dress as my character on Halloween


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