Jun 24, 2019
Jeffrey McHale’s “Showgirls” documentary, the brilliantly titled “You Don’t Nomi,” will make you reassess how you feel about the so-bad-it’s-good classic. You may decide that it’s legitimately good, if not great. McHale spoke with Christy and Alonso about his upbringing in Troy, Michigan, studying film at Chicago’s Columbia College, meeting his husband and moving to Los Angeles to begin a career in TV and film. And of course, we talk at length about “Showgirls,” and how the tide has turned in terms of its critical perception. (Since we recorded, “You Don’t Nomi” has indeed found a distributor; it’s also playing at the Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco this weekend and at Outfest in Los Angeles next month.) It doesn’t suck, so take a listen.