This 1992 movie features Madonna as a busy socialite into S&M who goes for rich, old guys with heart conditions who put her into their will.
She manipulates everyone including Willem DaFoe (her attorney) when she's charged with murder in the death of her elderly lover that left her $8 million.
Frank Langella (in character anyway) comes out of the closet.
Anne Archer and Julianne Moore bare all - not to be outdone by Madonna whom they show very nearly every part of.
To be honest, I got bored watching this. Since Al Gore invented the internet, real porn has so desensitized me to this NC-17 / R-rated theater tantilizing, that it would have to take a girl a bit younger than Madonna was (even when she was likely in her 30's for this film) to tantilize me. Madonna's not really my type.
I could see a modern re-deaux of this movie with Paris Hilton in the role of Rabecca Carlson, but actually, Paris doesn't have a better body. Again thanks to the internet, I've seen enough of Paris. Lindsey Lohan might be able to play it, but I'm not confident in her acting ability (nor that familiar with it). For a different spin, Kristin Kruek would be sooooo HOT in a psycho-sexual thriller like this, but I can't see her doing this kind of movie. (Maybe when her career bottoms out after Smallville? She could pull this off so much better than all the other teeny-bopper stars - and I'm just not turned on by older women - 30 somethings, doing this.)
The movie is NOT a showcase for Madonna's music. I'm not certain her vocals are featured at all, actually. There is some hauntingly seductive thing going on with the soundtrack in Madonna's masturbation scene, but really - what with Victoria's Secrets and the thongs their showcasing for women nowadays, Madonna in granny-panties? It doesn't need further discussion even if this was an anything-gets-posted forum. Sorry, but trust me, you wouldn't even want a picture.
Anyway, the atmosphere of the times (1992???) must have been more prudish than I remember it, because this movie was supposed to be more shocking than Basic Instinct. Like I said, I think since Al Gore invented the internet, nothing has really shocked me anymore.
The movie mostly centers on a courtroom drama, in which Willem DaFoe performs capably as a lawyer, and erotica scenes with him and Madonna - which as I mentioned before, seem tame and boring compared to what I've been exposed to.
The more intese sex scenes (that aren't on video tape inside of the video) don't start up until 50 minutes into the picture. I must have been bored to have taken notice of that.
This is a good one to skip, but not be too surprised if you see a remake with someone like Josh Hartnett and Paris Hilton - and then it would still be boring.
Maybe....maybe....cast with Kristin Kreuk, this would rock.