Sharon Stone wrote in her book, ‘When I first saw my vaginal shot, my anger knew no bounds. When it was taken I was told that I would have to take off my underwear as the white underwear was reflecting light from it and making it difficult to shoot. After this, I took off my underwear at the behest of the director.
Sharon Stone said, “The director did not say at all that the full-front shot of the vaginal shot would be used in the film. But when I saw the whole scene during the test screening, I was shocked. My head was covered in blood after watching the scene, I went straight to the projection booth where the director was standing, I slapped him in the face. Then I got in the car and called my lawyer. On this, the director reacted to Sharon Stone and said, ‘It is complete nonsense and said that Sharon did not slap me, but me and Sharon are still good friends.’
Director Paul Verhoeven further says that Sharon and I had dinner together before the scene. And then we sat in the car. In the car, Sharon jokingly told Michael, ‘You know Michael, I don’t like wearing underwear at all.’
It is worth mentioning that Verhoeven has directed many great films such as ‘Elle’, ‘Showgirls’ and ‘Starship Troopers’.