The B-Movies Podcast: Rena Riffel from Showgirls 2!

The star of Showgirls and writer/director/star of Showgirls 2: Penny's From Heaven tells us all about the hallucinatory new sequel.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani


When we say a movie has to be seen to be believed, it's usually just an expression. That's not the case with Showgirls 2: Penny's From Heaven, an underground sensation that's making the midnight movie circuit as we speak. Most people don't seem to believe that it exists, and when they hear what it's about they don't seem any more convinced. Rena Riffel, the co-star of Paul Verhoeven's original Showgirls, has written, directed and starred in her own independent sequel to the cult classic, which features homicidal celebrity impersonators, devil worshipping cults, criminologist fetish maids, and we can't even tell you the rest. The auteur stopped by The B-Movies Podcast for a very special bonus episode to talk about the film's crazy production, Verhoeven's endorsement, Kyle MacLachlan's Showgirls parties, the film's most psychotronic elements and, of course, her planned follow up, Showgirls 3… but that's not what it will be called…

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