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In 2014, Seydoux that while it was a hard movie to make, she was still very proud of the film.
And it's largely due Tie Me Up! It's certainly not the only sex scene, but the film is about so much more.
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That show of faith was likely due to the fact that the film reteamed Verhoeven with Joe Eszterhas, who had found mainstream erotic success with Basic Instinct.
But its matter-of-fact treatment of the subject matter as depressing and detached versus salacious or sexy makes it hard to argue against any full frontal nudity, threesomes, etc.
And it served the new rating well: it's one of just three NC-17-rated films to earn an Academy Award nomination for Philippe Rousselot's cinematography.