Quentin Tarantino recently addressed the lack of sex scenes in his films, saying it was not in his “vision of cinema.” However, fans were quick to point out the filmmaker’s apparent obsession with women’s feet.
Tarantino has previously spoken out about comments on his alleged obsession with feet in his movies, stating that it’s “just good direction.”
Keep on reading to learn more.
Quentin Tarantino Says ‘It’s A Pain To Shoot Sex Scenes
In a recent interview with the Catalan publication Diari Ara, Quentin Tarantino commented about not seeing sex in his “vision of cinema,” sparking controversy among movie fans.
Unlike many filmmakers who often include explicit sex scenes in their films, Tarantino’s movies are known for the distinctive use of violence, profanity, and occasional scenes with women’s bare feet, with only a few exceptions of his films like “Jackie Brown” and “Inglourious Basterds” containing sex scenes.
When asked about this during the interview, Tarantino explained that shooting sex scenes can be challenging, stating, “It’s true, sex is not part of my vision of cinema. And the truth is that, in real life, it’s a pain to shoot sex scenes; everyone is agitated.”
He added, per Insider, “If it was already a bit problematic to do it before, now it is even more so. If there had ever been a sex scene that was essential to the story, I would have, but so far, it hasn’t been necessary.”
Fans React to His Comments With Feet Pics
but these were necessary? https://t.co/zJnZ4QdiYX pic.twitter.com/6b3XyTGaQx
— sybil grimalkin (@joblessthursday) April 13, 2023
As expected, Tarantino’s comments became a hot topic for Twitter discussions. Users quickly pointed out that scenes in the acclaimed director’s movies often lingered on women’s feet.
One Twitter user posted a snapshot from “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” showing Margot Robbie’s feet with the caption, “But these were necessary?.” Another user chimed in with a playful jab asking, “Is this not the man with the feet fetish[?].”
Even in 2020 at the SAG Awards, Brad Pitt poked fun at Tarantino’s penchant for feet when he won best supporting actor for his role in “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.”
During his acceptance speech, Pitt stated, “I want to thank my costars, Leo, Margot Robbie, Margot Robbie’s feet, Margaret Qualley’s feet, Dakota Fanning’s feet,” drawing laughter from the audience. He added, “Seriously, Quentin has separated more women from their shoes than the TSA.”
Quentin Tarantino Speaks On His Focus On Bare Feet
In a 2019 interview with Insider, cinematographer Robert Richardson discussed the frequent appearance of feet in Quentin Tarantino’s movies, stating that it was not scripted but rather a result of his spontaneous directorial decisions. “I’m used to it,” Richardson said. “It’s more Quentin just reacting: ‘This is what I want to shoot now, and let’s start there and come here.’ That’s it.”
In a recent 2021 interview with GQ, Tarantino finally addressed the topic of bare feet in his films. He pointed out that renowned directors like Luis Buñuel, Alfred Hitchcock, and Sofia Coppola have also been accused of having a foot fetish in their work. “I don’t take it seriously. There are a lot of feet in many good directors’ movies. That’s just good direction,” Tarantino stated.
Is Quentin Tarantino Soon To Retire?
Tarantino has long maintained that he would retire from filmmaking after completing his tenth film or when he turns 60.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the “Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill” filmmaker has written a script titled “The Movie Critic” that he plans to shoot this fall, giving rise to speculation that this could mark the celebrated director’s final foray into filmmaking as it would represent his 10th film. He also turns 60 later this year.
In a 2012 interview with Playboy, the director first hinted at his intention to bring his illustrious directorial career to a close, stating, “I want to stop at a certain point.” He added, “Directors don’t get better as they get older. Usually, the worst films in their filmography are those last four at the end.”
Tarantino emphasized his commitment to his filmography by not making a film that would appear out-of-touch or dated, stating: “I don’t want that bad, out-of-touch comedy in my filmography, the movie that makes people think, “Oh man, he still thinks it was 20 years ago.”
“When directors get out-of-date, it’s not pretty,” he added.