One of the fascinating pieces of trivia below is true*, the other is false. Do YOU know which is which?
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
1) The pattern on the butterfly’s back in the movie posters is not the natural pattern of the Death’s-Head Hawk Moth. It is, in fact, Salvador Dalí’s “In Voluptas Mors,” a picture of seven naked women made to look like a human skull.
2) Jamie Lee Curtis was initially cast as Clarice Starling and completed several weeks of filming. Anthony Hopkins suggested that they bond off the set to more properly convey the growing relationship between Hannibal Lecter and Clarice and really delve deeply into their roles, so he invited over to his house for dinner. There, with Curtis’s permission, Hopkins sliced off her hermaphroditic penis and cooked it. The two enjoyed their meal, but Curtis lost more blood than expected and had to be rushed to the emergency room. The wound where her hermaphroditic penis used to be got infected, and she had to be hospitalized for several months. Not willing to wait, director Jonathan Demme recast the Clarice role with Jodie Foster. Curtis and Hopkins remain friends to this day, and still get together once a week to eat penises bought off the black market.