The first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s 9th movie, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (alternate title based on the picture above: Leo Smells A Fart), has arrived. I guess QT’s decided to start numbering them to remind us that we won’t have him to kick around for much longer. The good news is that it looks like QT may have taken our notes and decided not to use the N-word in every other sentence in this one. I guess the only way for him to avoid that was to not write any black characters (as far as I could tell from looking at IMDB) at which to hurl it. I guess Samuel L. Jackson has finally had enough now that he’s stacking up all those shiny Marvel coins.
The two most interesting things about this trailer is we get to see and hear Mike Moh as Bruce Lee, and we learn that William Bradley Pitt’s stuntman character is either Leonardo Dicaprio‘s drug supplier, or his power bottom. Or both! We also get a peek at Damon Herriman as the happy-go-lucky vagabond Chuck Manson. And like Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction before her, Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate titillates as a “cool chick who dances with her eyes closed”.
There’s also a second official poster out featuring Margot.
— Qas (@QasimIftik) March 20, 2019
And one last look at the man with a plan (and a van, filled with homicidal acolytes).
Totally forgot Damon Herriman is playing Manson in OUATIH until I saw him in the trailer pic.twitter.com/hS754d87Nt
— rachael 🍀 (@maxfischers) March 20, 2019
Notably absent from the trailer are Luke Perry (in what appears to be his final role), Lena Dunham’s filthy bare feet, or Timothy Offwithyourpants. Actually, Timothy does make a “blink and you’ll miss it” appearance at the very end, just before they cut to a close up of Leo’s final transformation into lesser Kurt Russell. But I wanted more. Overall though, it looks slightly better than The Haunting Of Sharon Tate, but that’s mostly due to its substantially bigger music budget.