New York, June 28 : If you think Sharon Stone is the one who originated the "no-panties flash" in 'Basic Instinct', you're bit mistaken, for it was Marilyn Monroe who started the trend decades back.
Longtime Monroe photographer Lawrence Schiller told this month's 'Ocean Drive' that soon after meeting Monroe, during a chat in her dressing room, "she swung around in her chair with her legs open, and she had no pants on. . . . If she trusted you, you could do anything together," reports the New York Post.
'Basic Instinct' centres around police detective Nick Curran, played by Michael Douglas, who is put in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder of a wealthy former singer. Beautiful, seductive and wealthy writer Catherine Tramell, played by Stone could be involved, and the detective's karma leads him into a torrid and intense relationship with the mysterious woman, who also turns out to be very dangerous.
At one point in the film, Stone's character is interrogated by a panel of police officers, all of them male.
During the scene, Stone uncrosses and then re-crosses her legs. The camera angle allowed the audience to briefly get a glimpse up Stone's skirt, showing that she was not wearing any underwear.
The lighting setup allowed the audience to get a reasonably clear view of Stone's genitalia.