The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Monday, May 20, 2002

What's the point?

Spring and I caught Showgirls on VH1. We watched it anyway, despite my saying “What's the point?”

“Showgirls” isn't that good of a film, and it's not bad enough to actually MST3K it. About the only reason to watch the film is to see lots of gratuitous nudity (Gina Gershon! Nude! Woo hoo!). But it was showing on VH1, not known for being a premium channel like HBO, and seeing how the film itself is rated NC-17 (for nudity and erotic sexuality throughout) then really, what's the point?

Whole scenes were cut out, and when they couldn't cut the scenes with total nudity, they added bikinis (rather badly done ones at that) to hide the fact the cast was nude (it looked more like a marker was applied directly to the film) and of course, they changed dialog, Gosh Darn it.

While watching it, Spring kept asking me, “How could you do this with sock puppets?

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