Mom and Dad wouldn't let me watch it. Obviously.
Basic Instinct was the movie of 1992 (with apologies to Wayne's World) and it was full of crazy sex and nudity. That never happened in popular movies of the time. I was 12-years-old in '92 and in the prime of my "this looks like it has boobs, let's rent it!" phase with my wastrel friends. We would watch anything—shitty horror, exploitation, even (gasp) melodrama—if it meant the possible glimpse of a naked female body.