The 1987 film Fatal Attraction was one of those movies that you saw once, and never had to see it again because it stuck with you. Unless you found out someone in your life hadn't seen it, then you screened it to see if it was as disturbing to them as it was to you. Thirty years later, you still recall the key points even if you're fuzzy on the details. It was disturbing for the cast, too, especially Glenn Close. Let's learn some details about Fatal Attraction.
8. The term “bunny boiler” is actually in the dictionary.
It’s amusing to think that this film actually coined a term that was put into the dictionary. It literally means a woman who acts vengefully when spurned by her lover.
7. In the original ending Close’s character kills herself and blames it on Douglas’ character.
This ending was determined to be just too low key and was scrapped in favor of the current ending. Close didn’t care for the new ending but went along with it and still regrets it to this day.
Read the rest of the trivia about Fatal Attraction, and how the movie is an artifact of its time, at TVOM.