Liz Smith: When stars of this magnitude get together, expect a sensation
From the Baltimore Sun:
“Have you ever seen animals make love, Frank?”
This is one of the infamous bits of dialogue from Madonna’s notorious so-bad-it’s-good movie – Body of Evidence.
The film is fashioned along the lines of Sharon Stone’s classic thriller Basic Instinct.
Now – because there is a god – these two legendary femme fatales will join forces to do a good deed in a naughty world. On May 22, at Le Moulin de Mougins restaurant on the Riviera, Madonna and Sharon are to preside over Harvey Weinstein’s annual “Cinema Against AIDS” gala at Cannes, benefiting AmfAR.
Bold Films, Chopard and the Weinstein Co. are sponsoring and Seal will perform.
Stone has been an advocate for AmfAR for 15 years. Her rowdy auctioneering and commitment has raised millions. Madonna has also always been a strong supporter of the AIDS fight, from the beginning of her career in the early ’80s. Both women lost scores of friends to the disease.
Madonna! Sharon Stone! Harvey Weinstein! Together for the first time. The South of France may never again be the same.
A Cannes screening
Madonna’s own documentary I Am Because We Are, will be shown at the Cannes Film Festival. Madonna produced this and Nathan Rissman directed it. The film profiles children orphaned by AIDS in Malawi.
Madonna’s last major appearance at Cannes was for the premiere of Truth or Dare, a different kind of documentary. The star stripped to her underwear on the steps of the theater. Now she’s a mother and spiritually attuned, so times have changed.