She's essentially promoted to be a higher class of whore, and naturally she doesn't care much for that. The movie's plot pretty much goes downhill from there as she has an on-again off-again relationship with an ex-bouncer, has a sordid affair with Crystal's rich boyfriend, and does what she has to do to get to the top. The film really falls apart after the second act, though to be quite honest it never really sets up the first half all that well. The plot is paper thin, the movie lacks direction, and the whole thing boils down to one big collection of characters viewers won't care about and their relationships, which will be cared about even less. I'd almost go as far to say the film is a collection of failed soap opera, if the soap was set in Las Vegas and was able to show boobs.
Ultimately Showgirls is simply a movie that never succeeds with what it intends to do. Instead, it finds success as a campy, nudity-filled romp that borderline makes fun of itself while it attempts to put on a straight face. The film has a few highlights and there are plenty of moments that entertaining (or titillate, if you will), but it's hard to tell if this effect was purposeful or not. It's worth checking out, but it's not something to get excited about.
Showgirls 15th Anniversary Sinsational Edition is presented on Blu-ray with a full 1080p resolution with MPEG-4 AVC encoding and a 2.40:1 aspect ratio. While the quality of the film itself hasn't exactly improved over the years, the picture quality has. This presentation here is absolutely gorgeous in just about every area one could hope for. The film maintains a great level of clarity with rich black levels and the colors pop from the screen. This being a film that takes place in the Vegas Strip there are plenty of opportunities for the video to flex its muscles, and it does so constantly.
Likewise the sound quality on the Blu-ray of Showgirls sparkles. The supplied DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is out of this world with such a dynamic range and presence on the soundstage. The dialogue is clear and sharp, which is a plus, but it's the sound effects and music that really bring home the bacon here. The soundtrack absolutely blasts from the speakers and offers some great bass. Nothing is lost in the shuffle either, and ambient noise envelopes you while you watch. This track will almost make you feel as though you're in the strip club watching Henrietta Bazoom (though I'm not sure that's a good thing).