Sharon Stone was pressured to have sex with her male co-stars in order to have better chemistry with them on-screen, she says — and these demands came from white male studio executives, she writes in her upcoming book

By Elizabeth Wagmeister

Stone, who has had a prolific Hollywood career for four decades, also says she was tricked into shooting that infamous scene in “Basic Instinct” without undergarments and did not know that her private parts would be exposed on film until she screened the film for the first time with a room full of agents and lawyers.

“That was how I saw my vagina-shot for the first time, long after I’d been told, ‘We can’t see anything — I just need you to remove your panties, as the white is reflecting the light, so we know you have panties on,’” Stone writes in her upcoming memoir, “The Beauty of Living Twice,” which is out later this month.

“Yes, there have been many points of view on this topic, but since I’m the one with the vagina in question, let me say: The other points of view are bullshit,” Stone writes in an excerpt released by Vanity Fair.

Speaking of the film’s director, Paul Verhoeven, Stone recalls, “I went to the projection booth, slapped Paul across the face, left, went to my car, and called my lawyer, Marty Singer. Marty told me that they could not release this film as it was…And, Marty said, per the Screen Actors Guild, my union, it wasn’t legal to shoot up my dress in this fashion.

‘Whew,’ I thought. Well, that was my first thought. Then I thought some more. What if I were the director? What if I had gotten that shot? What if I had gotten it on purpose? Or by accident? What if it just existed?

That was a lot to think about. I knew what film I was doing. For heaven’s sake, I fought for that part, and all that time, only this director had stood up for me.”

A representative for Verhoeven declined to comment when contacted by Variety.

As her career exploded, Stone was able to include actor approval in her contract, meaning she gets a say in who will co-star with her.

Stone writes that while she is pleased to see the progress being made in Hollywood, she wants to see due process for sex crimes.

“I believe in all of what is happening now,” she continues. “The law, not just the press, needs to get in gear on this. This time, this generation, the government needs to listen to us, all of us.”




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