(H/T Gay Patriot)
Basic Instinct II a sequal no one demanded did a nice steaming bomb in the Box Office its first week out….gee wonder why a star who hasn’t done anything big in years…a movie that is basically “Lets be sluttier” when compaired to the prequal bombs their are many people who should be blamed
However the Audience is getting the Blame this time.
Paul Verhoeven, director of the first “Basic Instinct” (which scored $353 million worldwide) as well as the widely ridiculed “Showgirls” (now regarded as something of a camp classic), attributes the genre’s demise to the current American political climate.
“Anything that is erotic has been banned in the United States,” said the Dutch native. “Look at the people at the top (of the government). We are living under a government that is constantly hammering out Christian values. And Christianity and sex have never been good friends.”
Scribe Nicholas Meyer, who was an uncredited writer on 1987’s seminal sex-fueled cautionary tale “Fatal Attraction,” agrees, noting that the genre’s downfall coincides with the ascent of the conservative political movement.
“We’re in a big puritanical mode,” he said. “Now, it’s like the McCarthy era, except it’s not ‘Are you a communist?’ but ‘Have you ever put sex in a movie?'”
Yes it is your fault for not recognizing how great this film is….
but lets take a step back
the folks in the 80s who were in to films like Fatal attraction and Basic Instinct I were single folks back then. Young and upwardly mobile and the like
NOW they are 20 years or so older, have kids of their own and the movie does not appeal to them….
could it be they made the movie for the wrong -gasp- audience
No… that couldn’t be it because the hemoraging at the box office shows the film studios know who they are making movies for.
Other people in the biz however have a more sensible approach
The agents are not requesting this type of script, so not many of them are being written anymore,” said Damon, who more recently produced the Charlize Theron starrer “Monster.” “That doesn’t mean (the genre) can’t be reborn again. I think for a good one with a good script, there is always an audience.”
you mean a good movie will have people see it and a garbage movie will be seen by -gasp- no one…
I am shocked.
Another more logical person blames the audience but blames a different audience.
Despite the market downturn, “9 1/2 Weeks” and “Wild Orchid” scribe Zalman King is still penning erotic thrillers, including retro-sounding titles like “Nasty Girls Save the World.” But he admits that the appetite for the genre has taken a hit, and he blames the international market.
“Korea used to be a big erotic thriller market (in the ’80s and ’90s). Japan, too. You used to be able to cobble deals together based on those markets, but it has become more difficult,” said King, who also produced “9 1/2 Weeks” alongside Damon. “There used to be a way to finance erotic thrillers if you had the right cast based on the foreign market. The foreign market doesn’t support it in the way that it used to. They are now embracing more mainstream fare.”
Hmm people want to see other kinds of movies
maybe you should, I don’t know…make them