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'Basic Instinct 2' Serves Up More Scary Sex

The "Basic Instinct" sequel is seriously steamy.

Will Sharon Stone show you everything? You bet your nighttime replenishing body cream she will.

Keep in mind: The 48-year-old showgirl didn't just want to do nude scenes. She wanted to do "disturbing" nude scenes.

We can't imagine that will be a problem.

"Was the first film really 1992?" she asks on the London set of "Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction," which opens Friday and reprises the Catherine Tramell role that made her a household name. "God, I must now be 103 — in actress years."

Since then, she has adopted two children, married, seen her husband attacked by a Komodo dragon, suffered a brain hemorrhage, celebrated the weight-loss advantages of suffering a brain hemorrhage, co-starred in "Catwoman," shilled for AOL, received an Oscar nomination for "Casino," divorced, offered kisses to solve the Middle East peace problem and resolved not to date.

"It is quite a thing to be super-famous," Stone says. "The original film took me there. That energy is like a magnet and draws a lot of stuff to you — and not everything is good."

No, it's not. Did we mention she co-starred in "Catwoman"?

"I am not saying I don't enjoy stardom," she adds hastily. "I do. I am living the dream of being a famous actor. I see nothing wrong in that."

She also sees nothing wrong with giving people what they want. And that would be, as she summed up the question on everyone's mind at her recent Middle East press conference: "Nude, nude, nude, naked, do I see her boobies?"

And the answer is a resounding yes.

In fact, there's even more hot-and-heavy sex in "Basic Instinct 2," with British actor David Morrissey as Tramell's partner in crime and sidekick in the sack.

There's also the requisite threesome with Morrissey and French actress Anne Caillon that had the MPAA ratings board demanding the film receive an NC-17.

Which would have made it, let's be honest, practically porno.

The film's British director, Michael Caton-Jones, eventually toned down the fleshy excess for an R rating, but Stone defends the erotic scenes.

"Catherine is a sexy, complicated woman," she says. "When is too much sex too much on screen? I never hear the same complaints about violence."

Like the icepick-wielding, chain-smoking, psychosexual, coke-snorting femme fatale who nailed Michael Douglas in the original "Basic Instinct," Stone doesn't romanticize the past.

Just try asking what she thinks happened to Douglas' hard-boiled, in-too-deep, Jack Daniel's-swilling detective Nick Curran, who is notably absent from "Risk Addiction."

"He died," Stone says crisply. And that is that.

Demanding $14 million, apparently, for the sequel — she reportedly only earned $500,000 for the original — Stone's return to her spread-'em-if-you-got-'em breakout role comes after a lengthy legal battle in which the actress sued producers over a verbal agreement for the hefty paycheck.

The bitter squabble allegedly also stemmed from a number of diva demands she made, including a private house on location, nannies and a special dressing room trailer.

She now reflects on her journey, "I think I broke quite a few glass ceilings for women in my day."

In the new movie, Stone's Tramell is linked to the suspicious death of a famous sports star near her new home in England. When a top London psychiatrist (Morrissey) is asked to evaluate her, the magnetism is immediate.

He is soon sucked into an inevitable web of lies, seduction and — of course — basic instincts.

But still, it's been 14 long years. Is this follow-up really necessary?

"It is too good to resist," Stone says. "If Catherine is a serial killer, I have to consider that she has been now for a couple of decades. I wanted to look at what kind of person it makes you.

"I did a lot of research for the first film, with books and tapes and true-life studies on this kind of person. Catherine is a very complex character, and very confrontational."

Never one to limit her delivery of praise or keen social observation, Stone also heaps it upon director Caton-Jones, who she points out, offers one critical advantage.

"He is nuts," she says, "which helps the material."

We're sure the feeling's mutual.