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Basic Instinct (1992) is an American / British / French erotic thriller film directed by Paul Verhoeven. It stars Michael Douglas as Nick Curran and Sharon Stone as Catherine Tramell. While investigating a murder case, Detective Curran begins an affair with author Tramell, who is also a suspect.

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Why did Catherine Tramell use the pseudonym “Catherine Woolf”?

In Basic Instinct, Catherine Tramell writes under the pseudonym "Catherine Woolf". Is there ever an explanation given as to why she chose that particular pseudonym? Does the name have any ...
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Was the “leg crossing scene” in Basic Instinct real?

Did Sharon Stone use a body double in Basic Instinct's infamous interrogation scene, a.k.a. the "leg crossing" scene, or was that all her?
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Did cunnilingus actually happen in Basic Instinct?

In Basic Instinct, it seemed to me that rather using awkward props or various ways to fake it, it would have been logistically simpler if cunnilingus had actually taken place between Michael Douglas ...
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What does the ending scene in the movie Basic Instinct actually mean?

What does the ending scene in the movie Basic Instinct actually mean? After the killer has been caught by the police, we see in the last scene a very suspenseful, cliffhanger sex scene. Can somebody ...