Paul Verhoeven does not know, or sex in movies still sell
Paul Verhoeven does not know whether the term ‘sex sells’ still holds true for sex scenes in movies. “Nowadays, there is so much porn, that you are there in the films really don’t have to come.”
“People want that also, not at all,” says Verhoeven (78) in conversation with the Side.
The Dutch director was familiar with the film adaptation of Jan Wolkers’ book Turkish delight. In the film from 1973 was subject not to be shunned, and also in the films that Verhoeven, after made a (Splash, Showgirls, Basic Instinct) is sex an important part.
“Because sex is of course very important, isn’t it? I am always surprised when people ask: why do you use so much sex and violence? But the whole of humanity depends, of course, rid of that baby,” said Verhoeven.
Verhoeven: “If there is not fucked, it stops the right? That sex is made for those babies. And not the other way around. That is just Darwin. The kind that expresses itself by, as it turns out the nature in each other. But you would normally as a human being not just another lie?”
Trailer: Turkish Delight