Isabelle Huppert and Paul Verhoeven pose backstage with their Golden Globes for Elle on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

Were Showgirls and Starship Troopers misunderstood masterpieces? Elle director Paul Verhoeven has last laugh

Golden Globes for rape-revenge drama that ‘uptight’ Hollywood wouldn’t bankroll prompt US critics to reassess two Verhoeven films whose satirical take on modern America didn’t resonate with audiences when they were released

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Isabelle Huppert and Paul Verhoeven pose backstage with their Golden Globes for Elle on Sunday. Photo: Reuters
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