The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

SCENE SELECTIONS Episode 16: The Paranoid Seduction of Paul Verhoeven

“KTFC: Scene Selections” is a series of conversations between Anthony McKelroy, Miquela Davis, and a rotating cast of friends of The Frida Cinema. Tune in as we dissect shot compositions, overanalyze subtext, and wait for our coronavirus vaccines.

With Paul Verhoeven’s newest film Benedetta premiering at the Cannes Film Festival this year, The Frida Cinema brings his most iconic works back to the big screen! Anthony & Miquela welcome Blog Writer Sean Woodard to the show for his first appearance as we discuss the best scenes of Robocop, Showgirls, and more!

The Paranoid Seduction of Paul Verhoeven

SCENES WE SELECTED

SEAN

Robocop (1987)

“Cobra Assault Cannon!”:

Black Book (2006)

Lula Sings

Prison Break

Flesh + Blood (1985)

Mandrake Root

ANTHONY

Showgirls (1995)

Meeting Tony Moss

MIQUELA

Two Weeks

SPECIAL FEATURES

SEAN

Maureen Foster, “Alien in the Mirror: Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Glazer and Under the Skin”:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45007166-alien-in-the-mirror

The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

ANTHONY

Adam Nayman, “It Doesn’t Suck: Showgirls”: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/18371511-it-doesn-t-suck

MIQUELA

Leo Carax, Holy Motors (2012)