How to begin to unravel the fetid tangle of misogynistic fantasies that is JADE, which unites stubbornly sordid screenwriter Joe Eszterhas -- of BASIC INSTINCT notoriety -- and director William Friedkin, who not only once won an Academy Award but was
also a filmmaker of considerable skill and intelligence?
Coming hot on the heels of the farcically coarse SHOWGIRLS, JADE offers no revelations about Eszterhas's feverishly lewd sensibilities. And Friedkin, whose career has been in the doldrums for years, needs a hit, so it's not hard to figure out why he involved himself with such a seamy but
potentially profitable property. But what could stars David Caruso, Chaz...