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Why Quentin Tarantino Avoids Sex Scenes in His Films


When it comes to the world of filmmaking, few can match the prowess of Quentin Tarantino. His repertoire boasts gritty murders, profound dialogue, and breathtaking cinematography. However, upon closer examination, one would notice a curious absence of sexual scenes in his work, despite his propensity for R-rated content. Recently, the 60-year-old director was queried about this peculiar omission, and he offered some insight into his decision to eschew depictions of erotic acts in his films.

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During an interview with the Spanish publication Diari ARA, the Pulp Fiction director expressed his frustration towards filming sex scenes, stating that they can often be a hassle to shoot. However, he also mentioned that if a sex scene were necessary for his film, he wouldn’t shy away from including it.

“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.”

Although it doesn’t seem to align with his “cinematic vision”, we personally think it’s for the best that Quentin Tarantino’s films don’t feature too many explicit sex scenes. After witnessing the disturbing Pulp Fiction moment where Marsellus Wallace is “assaulted” by Zed with a leather-clad gimp in the background, it’s probably best if Tarantino doesn’t unleash his imagination in this sphere. Let’s leave the “medieval” stuff to our imagination, right?

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Just one month ago, it was announced that Quentin Tarantino is set to begin shooting his final film, The Movie Critic. Although the specifics of the plot have been kept tightly under wraps, sources at The Hollywood Reporter have revealed the story will take place in late 1970s Los Angeles and will focus on a female protagonist. THR has also suggested the movie may centre around the life of Pauline Kael, widely regarded as one of the most significant film critics in history. However, the details of the storyline remain a mystery, leaving us all eagerly anticipating what Tarantino has in store for his grand finale.

If this really is Tarantino’s last hurrah, the line of actors eager to work with him will probably stretch to Mars. They’ll be falling over each other to clear their calendars and nab a role in The Movie Critic. Let’s hope this isn’t the end.

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