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Basic Instinct

Basic Instinct

Basic Instinct

1992 / 127min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: PAUL VERHOEVEN

CAST: SHARON STONE, MICHAEL DOUGLAS, GEORGE DZUNDZA, JEANNE TRIPPLEHORN

The picket lines formed by LBGTQ activists to protest the perceived negative depictions of gay and bisexual characters in this elegant erotic thriller, penned by professional sleaze Joe Eszterhas, didn’t do much to temper its huge popularity. Basic Instinct made a star of ice queen blonde Sharon Stone, the femme fatale that Michael Douglas’s San Francisco detective, who’s investigating a rock star’s murder, just can’t keep his mitts off.