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ep 066 Showgirl Deconstructed: Why Showgirls was the worst movie ever made with Christopher Childers

This episode has been over a year in the making. I have been wanting to have this chat since I found out my friend Christopher Childers was in the movie Showgirls. In case you haven’t seen this movie, please know there are a few “spoilers” in this episode. And I will say that unless you

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Showgirls Life | ep 065 The enduring magic of being a wardrobe technician with Elaine Sargent

ep 065 The enduring magic of being a wardrobe technician with Elaine Sargent

Today, I have the honor of sharing an interview with a woman who worked behind the scenes with Showgirls in most of Greg Thompson’s productions in Reno. Elaine Sargent used her degree in theatre to immerse herself in the glamour backstage as a wardrobe technician. I had a lot of fun talking with Elaine about

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Showgirls Life | ep 064 Showgirl Deconstructed: Showgirl costume design and construction with Pete Menefee

ep 064 Showgirl Deconstructed: Designing and Constructing Showgirl Costumes with Pete Menefee

Hey hey! Are you ready to deconstruct the showgirl some more? In these special episodes, we have talked about how There are no more showgirl shows with Alison Kravenko in ep 056, Physical requirements and expectations with Brenda Barrett in episode 60, and Art vs. selling out with Andrew Branche in ep 062. Today, we

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Showgirls Life | ep 062 Showgirl Deconstructed: Art vs. Selling Out with Andrew Branche

ep 062 Showgirl Deconstructed: Art vs Selling Out featuring Andrew Branche

Hey hey! Are you ready to deconstruct the showgirl some more? Last month, in episode 060, we talked about physical requirements and expectations with Brenda Barrett. And in the first ever Showgirl Deconstructed ep 056 back in July, we talked about how there are no more showgirl shows with Alison Kravenko.  In this episode we

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Showgirls Life | ep 060 Showgirl Deconstructed: Physical Requirements and Other Expectations with encore guest Brenda Barrett

ep 060 Showgirl Deconstructed: Physical Requirements and Other Expectations with encore guest Brenda Barrett

Today’s episode discusses one of the toughest parts of being a Showgirl that non-performers can’t wrap their heads around—physical requirements and expectations. Showgirls and Bluebell dancers have been held to high standards for decades due to standards set by Madame Bluebell and then perpetuated by “tastes” preferred by white men over the generations. Encore guest

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