The Michael Douglas scandal -- The star of ''Basic Instinct'' responds to the controversy surrounding his work. Michael Douglas has just snuck out the back door of the premiere screening of his new, highly controversial film, Basic Instinct , at Sony Studios. The dance of decorum over, Douglas politely orders another Absolut and then dives, unapologetically, into his food. Along the way, he has become one of the most powerful, sought-after, and well-respected actor-producers in the business. But he has never been involved in anything quite like Basic Instinct. Right from the start, the movie was a magnet for trouble. It seemed like a perfect fit.
Sharon Stone Opens Up About Iconic Basic Instinct Scene
Watch the video. A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family. Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game. A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life. A wealthy Wall Street speculator discovers that his wife has a lover. He investigates him and uses the carrot and stick to make him murder his wife.
Sign In. Edit Basic Instinct Showing all items. No body doubles were used in any of the sex scenes. Sharon Stone was only offered the role of Catherine after thirteen actresses had turned it down. The main sex scene with Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone took five days to film. Michael Douglas declined to go full frontal in the film, or to let his character be bisexual. Michael Douglas felt an established star was needed to play Catherine, so the movie would be carried by two well-known actors, and the risk of career damage would also be shared. He suggested Demi Moore or Michelle Pfeiffer for the part, but no actress of name was prepared to go completely nude for the role.
Damage Louis Malle, As if the idea of Jeremy Irons au naturel weren't bad enough, the joyless thrusting he undertakes with daughter-in-law-to-be Juliette Binoche will damage any notion you may have had that sex was, well, nice. Basic Instinct Paul Verhoeven, ; pictured. OK, so she turns out to be the baddie, but Michael Douglas's grisly over-the-sofa assault on his girlfriend is as shocking as anything Sharon Stone's ice maiden musters in a movie replete with stinking sex action. Life is Sweet Mike Leigh, Mike Leigh takes naturalism a calorie too far.