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Quentin Tarantino fans are questioning why sex scenes aren't ‘necessary’ but foot scenes are

Quentin Tarantino fans are questioning why sex scenes aren't ‘necessary’ but foot scenes are

The director includes shots of feet in many of his movies

If you're a fan of Quentin Tarantino, you'll know that the reason so many of his films are rated 18 isn't because of their sexual content.

Even when there is a sex scene, it's usually vastly overshadowed by gruesome scenes of violence involving weapons, fights, and usually a lot of blood.

A rare exception to the rule is the 1997 movie Jackie Brown, but on the whole, Tarantino just isn't one for hot and heavy moments, and recently he explained why.

Here's a face full of feet for your weekend.
Sony Pictures

In an interview with Catalan publication Diari Ara, Tarantino said: "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 very tense."

The renowned director continued: "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."

This is all well and good for Tarantino, and I'm sure his decision has saved him some hassle throughout his movie making career, but fans have been unable to move past the comment that the scenes just weren't 'necessary'.

The thing is, while Tarantino isn't one for sex scenes, he does have a habit of featuring scenes where women show off their bare feet.

It happens with Margot Robbie in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Bridget Fonda in Jackie Brown and Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, so fans have been left wondering why, if sex isn't necessary, feet are.

Sharing some stills of little piggies on display, one film fan responded to Tarantino's comment to ask: "but these were necessary?", while another suggested the foot scenes were a 'proxy' for the sex scenes.

Fans began to question Tarantino's use of feet after the interview.

Though a number of fans called attention to the scenes in the wake of Tarantino's interview, others stuck up for the director, and argued he should be allowed to include whatever scenes he wants.

"This sort of gotcha is so stupid. why does anything have to be "necessary"?," one Twitter use wrote.

"In the grand scheme of things, cinema's barely a blip. let tarantino shoot his beloved feet!"

Tarantino himself has previously addressed the speculation about his love of feet, telling GQ he doesn't take the comments 'seriously'.

"There’s a lot of feet in a lot of good directors’ movies," he said. "That’s just good direction. Like, before me, the person foot fetishism was defined by was Luis Buñuel, another film director. And Hitchcock was accused of it and Sofia Coppola has been accused of it."

Whether 'necessary' or not, at least Tarantino is consistent.

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