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Showgirls 2: Penny's From Heaven

Remember the character Penny from Showgirls? (Oh, don't act like you haven't seen it multiple times!) She was the ditzy blonde stripper with a couple of lines. Well, the actress who played her (Rena Riffel) has returned to write, direct, produce, edit and star in a kinda-sorta-not-quite-official sequel to Paul Verhoeven's 1995 cult film. It's 15 years after the sleazy events of Showgirls and Penny is still at it, using any means necessary to land a slot on a popular TV dance show. Original cast members Glenn Plummer, Greg Travis and Dewey Weber tag along for shits and grins. Like Tommy Wiseau's The Room and James Nguyen's Birdemic: Shock and Terror, Showgirls 2 toes the line between straight-faced amateur ineptitude and hilarious parody. 135 minutes R.