Basic Instinct (1992) - Episode 30
He got off before he got offed! We’re revelling in the excess of Paul Verhoeven’s 1992 erotic thriller Basic Instinct, as once again Matt joins Gali and Devlin in the interrogation room.
Trigger-happy ball of machismo Detective Nick Curran (Michael Douglas) gets himself in way over his head when the investigation of a mid-coitus murder leads him to icy blonde heiress Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone) and down a dangerous path of sex and death. Hitchcockian twists abound as Nick’s psychologist/on-off girl Dr. Beth Garner (Jeanne Tripplehorn) also becomes embroiled in the affair.
We discuss Douglas’ admirably sleaze-heavy career, Stone’s star-making turn, Verhoeven’s euro-smut brilliance and the demise of the major studio sex movie as we dare to revisit the film that we went to great lengths to hide from our parents. We were even allowed to have the volume turned up and everything.
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