You Don't Nomi

Midnight

World Premiere

USA | 94 MINUTES

YOU DON'T NOMI

Documentary, LGBTQIA
When it was released in 1995, Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls was reviled. The first NC-17 release to receive a wide theatrical release, the public and critics of the era—with a loud, clear, collective voice—rejected the film. It was nominated for a record 13 Razzie Awards, and won a then-record seven. Roger Ebert, in one of the more generous reviews the film received, summed his opinion up by noting that, “the film is not, in short, quite unredeemably bad.”

But Showgirls’ reputation has been resuscitated in the intervening 24 years, and conceding one’s admiration for Nomi Malone’s sordid tale is no longer the admission of questionable taste it once signified. You Don’t Nomi brilliantly draws on archival footage of Showgirls’ production, revealing interviews with the major players, and surprisingly thoughtful conversations with the cinephiles who are leading the charge in the film’s redemptive journey from a notorious flop to cult classic. Is it a masterpiece? Or is it a piece of shit? McHale’s addictive documentary argues for a third designation: the masterpiece of shit.

—Jason Gutierrez

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Jeffrey McHale

Jeffrey McHale hails from the midwest and is a television editor by trade who's worked with Netflix, WGN America, and Al Jazeera America, and screened films at Frameline, NewFest, and more. You Don’t Nomi is his first feature documentary. He lives in LA with his husband and their son.
Director
Jeffrey McHale
Producer
Jeffrey McHale, Ariana Garfinkel, Suzanne Zionts
Screenwriter
Jeffrey McHale
Composer
Mark Degli Antoni
Editor
Jeffrey McHale
Associate Producer
Zel McCarthy
Cast
Peaches Christ, Jeffery Conway, April Kidwell, Haley Mlotek, Adam Nayman, David Schmader

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Rob Scheer
Brigade
New York, NY 10009
Phone: 516 680 3755
rob@brigademarketing.com
International Sales Contact
Nate Bolotin
XYZ Films
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Phone: 310 956 1554
nate@xyzfilms.com
US Sales Contact
Nate Bolotin
XYZ Films
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Phone: 310 956 1554
nate@xyzfilms.com
Print Source
Jeffrey McHale
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: 773 663 7447
jeffreymchale@gmail.com