Basic Instinct (1992) feat. The Queer Quadrant

Check under the bed for ice picks because we're tackling Paul Verhoeven and Joe Eszterhas' notorious 1992 Erotic Thriller/neo-noir, Basic Instinct. Along for trips to the gay bar and the beach house are Brooke Solomon and Jordan Gustafson from The Queer Quadrant podcast, who provide a very welcome bisexual perspective in a film accused of biphobia and misogyny.

Plus: our obsession with the sequel Risk Addiction, ties to The Silence of the Lambs and Cruising, cocaine and cum, Catherine (and Sharon Stone) as a queer icon, a stacked cast of male character actors, and why you can't wear a sweater to the gay bar!

References:

> Celestino Deleyto. “The Margins of Pleasure: Female Monstrosity and Male Paranoia in Basic Instinct” Film Criticism Vol 21, No 3

> Adam Morrison. "Essential LGBTQ Films: Basic Instinct." The Black List Blog

> Camille Paglia. "Commentary." Basic Instinct Blu

Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Letterboxd, Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to get in touch with other listeners

> Trace: @tracedthurman

> Joe: @bstolemyremote

> Brooke: @brookebsolomon

> Jordan: @JordanHGus

> The Queer Quadrant: @QueerQuadrant

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