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TOWERING INNUENDO

ASTRAGAL

Readers of a sensitive disposition should steer clear of the latest Sharon Stone vehicle, Basic Instinct 2. Judging by the lengthy and event-packed trailer, it is not exactly subtle.

In fact, it portrays some of the crudest phallic symbolism ever seen, through the liberal use of Norman Foster's Gherkin, where Stone appears to both live and work, and which looms suggestively in the sky in countless shots. How to top that? Perhaps Basic Instinct 3 will be shot in Barcelona.

Torrid Torre Agbar, anyone?

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