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Sharon Stone Recreates Famous 'Basic Instinct' Scene to Deliver Powerful Message
25 years later, someone is lying about the uncrossed legs in Basic Instinct - ICON
When Sharon Stone accepted GQ's Woman Of The Year award in Germany on Thursday, she recreated one of the most iconic movie moments in modern history-- and asked the audience to do the same. And I want you to join me in the moment that changed my life," Stone said during her acceptance speech while crossing and uncrossing her legs. The moment Stone was referring to was a scene from the neo-noir thriller "Basic Instinct", where her character Catherine Tramell is being interrogated by police — and she turns the tables on them. During the barrage of questions, she briefly uncrosses and crosses her legs, revealing that she isn't wearing any underwear, getting her interrogators hot under the collar. During Thursday's more G-rated recreation, Stone re-stated her claim that the nudity in the film was without her consent. Verhoeven has always denied this, insisting there is simply no way he could have filmed that scene without her full knowledge or consent. On Thursday, Stone began her speech standing up; but when she summoned her "neighbor" Billy Porter to bring a chair onto the stage so she could sit facing the audience, a knowing cheer rippled around Berlin's Komische Oper.
The crossing or, technically, uncrossing of legs that shook the world has not aged at all. The mouse and the cat have never been so in heat. Catherine is the only one who enjoys the situation. Oh, and millions of spectators. Sex and the desire of it corrupts every shot until it almost melts the celluloid of a movie that became an instant classic.
Nicole Kidman, who has been in need of a hit lately, has her eyes shut and her mouth and legs wide open in her new movie with Zac Efron. The year-old Oscar-winner turns up the raunch factor and channels the spirit of Sharon Stone for the sexual thriller The Paperboy. One scene in particular will remind cinema-goers why Kidman was such hot property during the Nineties — she leans forward on a chair and opens her long legs, much as Stone did in Basic Instinct. She was such a lovely person. I pinched myself every day, especially after doing love scenes with Nicole Kidman.