Quentin Tarantino Says Sex Scenes Aren’t Part Of His Cinematic Vision And Finds Them A Pain To Film
In a shocking admission from a male director in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino doesn’t fuck with having to film his characters getting fucked. Basically, writing them off as unnecessary for the story. Even though there’s no shortage of sexual innuendos, you’d be looking over them with a fine tooth comb trying to find sex scenes in his films, with the exception of Robert De Niro and Bridget Fonda in Jackie Brown. So while Quentin Tarantino movies are full of fuck words, you won’t find much actual fucking in them.
During an interview with the Spanish outlet Ara to promote his first non-fiction book, Cinema Speculation, Quentin was asked, “In the movies you watched as a child, there were also very explicit sex scenes that I imagine also had an impact on you. And even so, in his films, there are almost no sex scenes or nudity. Why is it that it is not part of your film imaginary?” He answered that sex scenes aren’t really his thing. via Variety:
The filmmaker also touched upon the lack of nudity and sex scenes in his movies while speaking to Diari ARA. Outside of Robert De Niro and Bridget Fonda in “Jackie Brown,” there isn’t much sex to be found in Tarantino’s filmography.
“It’s true, sex is not part of my vision of cinema,” Tarantino said. “And the truth is that, in real life, it’s a pain to shoot sex scenes, everyone is very tense. And 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.”
Euphoria overlord Sam Levinson probably just hit the floor from shock at the thought of NO sex scenes. And when Quentin Tarantino says “sex,” I think he’s talking about our definition of sex. Because we all know his definition of sex is a close-up shot of a woman’s feet, and his movies have got plenty of that!