Basic Instinct: The Birth of the “modern” bleach-blonde psycho bombshell

But for all of its notoriety, “Basic Instinct” is probably still best remembered as the film that made Sharon Stone a star. And arguably she gives the best performance of her career here [save perhaps her Oscar-nominated turn in Martin Scorsese’s “Casino”], managing to perfectly synthesize the classic Hitchcockian icy blonde with a modern, ‘90s vulgarity, yet never seem like a victim of Verhoeven and Eszterhas’ misogyny.… read the full article

Elton John and David Furnish; Mondo Kane and Gina Vicious

Elton John’s David Furnish: “Many times married … Always for love … Always the husband … Never the wife …” – Body by Brazil


Mondo Kane to Gina Vicious: “Married many times … The husband, only once … Dearest wife …You are the love of my life … My one and only … We will hold hands and hearts … walking off into the forever sunset of the endless night.” — excerpt from [Their] wedding vows, circa 1,000,000 AH (After Humanity)… read the full article

The Book of Kane, “Wanna lick my candy … Kane?”

“Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. My last confession was two weeks ago. You gave me my penance after my last screw.”

“And what are the sins you must atone for from this shooting review?”

“I killed a priest and a nun, who molested faerie children.”

“Did you kill them as a private citizen, revenging for their molesting of inhuman children?”

“No, Father.… read the full article

Lurid Detective Stories: “The Price of Blood” – Part 8 (Fini)

Mondo’s fangs retract. Her other teeth blunt and straighten, losing their demonic sharpness. She’s dripping juicy fruit. Said Bug juice is a corrosive mixture of an insectoid’s acid blood and venomous saliva. This caustic goop, and their equally poisonous, sweetmeat are considered delicacies near-akin to ambrosia by demons.… read the full article