Nomi Malone and Cristal Conners have enjoyed a long and extended life in San Francisco, thanks to Peaches Christ.
Who would have thought that "Showgirls," a movie that cost $45 million and only made $20 million, would ever play a packed house?
Think about it. The movie won seven Razzie Awards for worst film, director, actress and screenplay (and later voted Worst Film of the Decade) would draw such a crowd the 16 years Peaches Christ has screened it.
Maybe the reason is clear. Peaches puts on a hell-of-a-show.
With "Showgirls" you get a pre-show that includes Peaches Christ's legendary volcano dance, which rivals the production in the movie (and is actually a superior re-creation over the recent Off-Broadway production of "Showgirls" the musical).
Peaches also shows her cred by getting Rena Riffel, who plays Penny in the movie, to be part of her live show once again. Riffel actually has had a successful career from a flopped movie. Not only was she in "Showgirls," but she acted, wrote and directed a sequel and was in the Off-Broadway production as well.
In addition to the great pre-show that Peaches has done before (including the infamous lap dances from every freak she can find for those who purchased a large popcorn), this year features a look-a-like contest and a NOMI-PALOOZA in which multiple Nomi Malone(s) who will be invading the Castro Theatre and will include other great San Francisco performers Sister Roma, Lady Bear, Honey Mahogany, Cousin Wonderlette and Peggy L’eggs.
You can see Peaches Christ's "Night of a 1,000 Showgirls" this Saturday, Aug. 24 with the show starting at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm for general admission for $22 or less. Discount specials offered for early bird bookings or if you've signed up for the Peaches Christ fan club.
Additionally, live the life of a showgirl VIP. For just $45 you can get admission as early as 6:30pm, sit in the VIP section, get a signed program and two complimentary drinks at the Cheetah Lounge, upstairs at the Castro Theatre featuring specialty cocktails honoring the film.
Whether general or VIP, ticket prices go up the day of the show - so go to www.peacheschrist.com and book now. And the movie itself is NC-17 so no children permitted. And with Peaches involved, there may have to be a new rating needed...NC-21 anyone?
Castro Theatre is at 429 Castro Street, San Francisco.