Showgirls is infamous for a lot of things. It killed any chance Elizabeth Berkley had of being a movie star. It also put dents in the careers of Kyle MacLachlan, Joe Eszterhas and Paul Verhoeven. They only person who came out smelling like a rose was Gina Gershon who knew just how to vamp up her performance. Showgirls didn’t make Gershon a household name, but it put her on the map which lead to parts in movies like Bound and Face/Off. In this profile from the July 1997 issue of Movieline, Gershon describes what it’s like to kiss costar Nicolas Cage.
It may seem strange to ask “What the hell happened to Nicolas Cage?” He certainly isn’t missing. He appears in several movies every year. But the Oscar-winning actor has gone from being a box office draw to a national punchline who can’t say “no” to any movie.
What the hell happened?