After last month’s screening of SHOWGIRLS 2: PENNY’S FROM HEAVEN with David Schmader, Seattle was burning with questions! We sit down with Rena Riffel for 3 Questions.
What has been the most rewarding about releasing SHOWGIRLS 2: PENNY’S FROM HEAVEN for you?
The most rewarding thing for me is that my sweet and wonderful fans who have been so supportive and kind to me have enjoyed the film. I made this film as a Thank You to the fans of Showgirls, who have made Showgirls into such a cult sensation. So, I was hoping to give them a little more of that special something, even though SG2 turned out a little bit twisted and weird.
What is your SWEETEST Taboo?
I like brown rice and vegetables. I really do like it much better than dog food or burgers. And I can easily drink a whole bottle of Cristal all by myself without getting a headache.
What is your favorite swear word?
My favorite is GodDammedSonofaBitch!!… my Grandma used to say that, it’s very film noir and vintage.. but I don’t say that. I usually say “darn it”, or “fricken” this or that. But just the basic fuck or shit is my favorite swear word to use, or fuckin’.. sometimes followed by asshole, depending on the circumstance. Fuckin’ traffic, fuckin’ internet, fuckin’ curb, I like those, too. Frickin’ A! :) or Fuck Yeah! or Hells Yeah!
“Showgirls 3” is the direct sequel to “Showgirls 2: Penny’s From Heaven”, the saga continues… It is a bit more serious, more of a drama/thriller and touches on the sci-fi/horror side of things. And, I am in pre-production now on a 2 1/2, “Penny’s Confession”. I will be blending the lost subplot of 35 minutes of deleted scenes with new footage. These were my favorite scenes, the most interesting and colorful scenes, my personal favorite scenes, and contain a lot of answers to SG2. (Also, look for “Astrid’s Self Portrait”, my new film I made, coming soon!)