Feature James Stansfield Jan 9, 2013
The cast simmered in the 1998 thriller, Wild Things. James looks back at a film full of unexpected twists...
Ah, the 90s sex thriller. I wonder if Paul Verhoeven knew exactly what he was about to unleash upon the world when in 1991 he instructed Sharon Stone to uncross her legs and Michael Douglas to wear a green jumper to a disco?
Basic Instinct kicked started a movie trend that would run for most of the remaining decade with varying results. The Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, cops and rompers caper was decent enough, but in its wake followed a trail of films of varying quality. Disclosure and Sliver proved that lightning wouldn’t strike twice for Basic Instinct’s two main stars, while Showgirls did the same for their director, who upgraded his directorial instruction for Elizabeth Berkeley during her sex scenes to “act like you’re being attacked by a shark”. Meanwhile, »
Similar News ItemsBill Murray (I)
- ‘Adventure Time’ Is Ending, But Its Legacy Is Secure (From Indiewire Television. 29 September 2016, 10:18 AM, PDT)
- ‘Adventure Time’ Is Ending, But Its Legacy Is Secure (From Indiewire. 29 September 2016, 10:18 AM, PDT)
- Why is everyone so upset about the live-action Lion King remake? (From Flickeringmyth. 29 September 2016, 8:20 AM, PDT)
Michael Douglas (I)
- This Netflix Kevin James movie will change your life (From Hitfix. 30 September 2016, 12:28 PM, PDT)
- All Time Greatest Movies About Money (From AreYouScreening. 29 September 2016, 11:14 AM, PDT)
- Southside With You review – likable account of the Obamas' first date (From The Guardian - Film News. 29 September 2016, 7:30 AM, PDT)
- Hollywood Hates Trump: 7 Stars Who Got Creative to Dump on the Donald (Photos) (From The Wrap. 30 September 2016, 4:09 PM, PDT)
- Rosie O'Donnell Responds to Donald Trump's Bashing During Debate, Calls Him an 'Orange Anus' (From PEOPLE.com. 27 September 2016, 7:50 AM, PDT)
- Miles Jupp webchat – your questions answered on comedy, class and Balamory (From The Guardian - TV News. 21 September 2016, 6:19 AM, PDT)