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Film: Indecent Proposal

"What would you do if someone offered you one million dollars to sleep with your wife?"
— The movie's Tagline

Indecent Proposal is a 1993 drama film directed by Adrian Lyne (Fatal Attraction, Flashdance), and starring Demi Moore, Robert Redford and Woody Harrelson.

David and Diana Murphy (Harrelson and Moore) are a happy yuppie couple of childhood sweethearts involved in the real estate industry who run into financial trouble when the said industry undergoes downturn. They embark on a trip to Las Vegas to try and win it big, but lose everything. Just when all hope seems lost, the two encounter billionaire John Gage (Redford). Gage is attracted to Diana and thus offers the couple a proposition; he will give them one million dollars if he can spend one night with her. After much terse debate, they decide to accept, assuming it will be just sex and that they'll be able to forget about it. However, after the deed is done it turns out it isn't that easy to just pass up...


This film provides examples of:

  • Betty and Veronica: A Gender Flipped example: Diana (Archie), her husband David (Betty), and billionaire John (Veronica).
  • Cuckold: A couple desperate for money agree for the wife to have sex with a billionaire, and the experience tears the two of them apart. She winds up temporary living, and having a sexual relationship with, the billionaire, and he is portrayed as an overall better man than her husband in most ways.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Gage.
  • Money Fetish: Diana rolls around in the couple's casino winnings on their hotel bed.
  • Scarpia Ultimatum: The basis of the plot.


Obviously, I'd sleep with her.
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alternative title(s): Indecent Proposal
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