She appears on behalf of many cancer charities and established her own, Right Action for Women, a year after she made a full recovery.
She started eating healthier after her diagnosis, but she’s always been outspoken as a vegetarian, and has appeared in an anti-fur ad for PETA.
It cemented Basinger and Rourke’s place as sex symbols for a time.
It also opened up audiences to the idea of high profile erotic films like Gus Van Sant’s film was not the first to include sex scenes between two men, but its casting of high profile heartthrobs like Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix as street hustlers in a homosexual relationship was pretty major.
This film follows a young couple (Mc Gowan and Duval) that meets a mysterious, violent drifter (Schaech) who drags them on the run.
The film was heavily inspired by Shakespeare’s European films are renowned for being able to push the envelope.
However, this independent film brought that sexual freedom to American audiences.
Some say this movie is the best bad movie ever, some say it’s one of the worst movies in history.
Regardless of opinions, this film changed the way we see sex and nudity in films.