Both the Netherlands’ favorite filmmaker and Hollywood’s greatest purveyor of cynical sleaze, Paul Verhoeven is many things to many people. but we can all hopefully agree that he is anything but boring. In our first look at his remarkably diverse filmography, Simon Howell, then SOS co-hosts Ali McKinnon and Mariko MacDonald take a look at three of Verhoeven’s most divisive films: the space-opera fascism of Starship Troopers, the blackly comic romance of Turkish Delight, and one of the ’90s worst-reviewed films, Showgirls. Note: This is one of the rare times in which Ricky D does not appear on this episode. This podcast was also recorded during a time when we used to broadcast live from CJLO.
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