Oh good lord.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The last time "Basic Instinct" man-eater Catherine Tramell prowled the big screen, the studio erotic thriller was hitting box office heights. The first "Instinct" took the top spot when it debuted in 1992, with an opening weekend of $15.1 million, the equivalent of $20.45 million in today's dollars.
By comparison, "Basic Instinct 2" limped into 10th place upon its arrival this weekend, grossing just $3.2 million.
Did the movie fail because it was awful tripe that starred an actress who is about as erotic as a piss-covered shock therapy patient, or because-- wait for it-- George W. Bush hates erotic people?
"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."
I must've missed that White House press release commanding Hollywood-- you know, that bastion of right-wing Christian values-- to stop making "erotic" movies. I always kinda/sorta thought that the reason we don't see these movies anymore is because they, you know, suck warm sick.
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