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Blaque Showgirls single work   drama   - 85 mins
Adaptation of Showgirls Joe Eszterhas , 1995 single work film/TV
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Blaque Showgirls
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'Blaque Showgirls / is not your standard sexploitation story. Ginny is a white-skinned ‘blaque’ girl who dreams of becoming the best Aboriginal dancer in the glitzy clubs of Brisvegas. Belittled by judges at her first audition, Ginny begins to doubt that she’ll ever perform her ‘Peking Emu’ on stage. That is, until the Asian hostess of Kum Den shows her there’s more than one way to make a buck out of a stereotype or two. Ginny’s big break is just around the corner and cultural sensitivities be damned, she’s gonna make it after all!

'Blaque Showgirls deftly flips the cult film genre on its head to unravel cultural clichés. Created by the writer behind Blak Cabaret and ABC’s Black Comedy, this wicked satire asks audiences to leave their privilege at the door. Hold on to your seat as Brisvegas’ newest star clumsily / strips Australia bare.' (Production summary)

Notes

  • Adaptation of the 1995 Razzie-award-winning US film, Showgirls.

Production Details

  • Presented by Malthouse Theatre. Performed at the Merlyn Theatre, Melbourne: 11 Nov – 4 Dec 2016.

    BY / Nakkiah Lui

    DIRECTION / Sarah Giles

    CAST INCLUDES / Emi Canavan, Elaine Crombie, Bessie Holland & Guy Simon

    DRAMATURG / Declan Greene

    CONTRIBUTING DRAMATURG / Louise Gough

    SET & COSTUME DESIGN / Eugyeene Teh

    LIGHTING DESIGN / Paul Jackson

    COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN / Jed Palmer

    MOVEMENT DIRECTOR / Ben Graetz

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Young Black Writers Are Told 'Don't Make Art' but Nakkiah Lui Stretches What Is Possible Nayuka Gorrie , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 16 May 2018;

'Lui has been criticised by Quadrant and News Corp. Would this have been the case if she wasn’t black?'

Blaque Showgirls Review – Indigenous Take on Cult Film Is Loud, Proud and Camp Jane Howard , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 18 November 2016;

— Review of Blaque Showgirls Nakkiah Lui , 2016 single work drama
Blaque Showgirls Review – Indigenous Take on Cult Film Is Loud, Proud and Camp Jane Howard , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 18 November 2016;

— Review of Blaque Showgirls Nakkiah Lui , 2016 single work drama
Young Black Writers Are Told 'Don't Make Art' but Nakkiah Lui Stretches What Is Possible Nayuka Gorrie , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 16 May 2018;

'Lui has been criticised by Quadrant and News Corp. Would this have been the case if she wasn’t black?'

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