Sharon Stone had no qualms about baring all for the sequel to Basic Instinct because she is fed up with ageing actresses being restricted to unsexy roles. She says, “By the time the film is released, I will be 48 and I wanted to do the nudity in a way that’s quite brazen. I wanted her to be very masculine, like a man in a steam room and I wanted the audience to have a moment where they realize she’s naked and then realize that she’s a fortysomething woman and naked. Because we’re not used to seeing that in movies. We’re used to seeing Sean Connery and his granddaughter, you know what I mean? Or Mel Gibson and his daughter.”
Hey, I don’t care how many times I see Sean Connery and his granddaughter naked – it’s never enough. But Sharon’s right, there certainly is a place for elderly naked women in our society – this place is called the morgue. And it hardly ever turns me on.