Hear Me Out: Quentin Tarantino Is Disgusting And None Of This Is Surprising
How do I pretend the news about Quentin Tarantino is at all shocking...
Quentin Tarantino Forces Uma Thurman To Perform A Dangerous Stunt
Quentin Tarantino has come under fire for his treatment of friend, and actress, Uma Thurman. In a New York Times article, Uma told her story and interactions with Harvey Weinstein, a predator in his own right. When touching upon the power Weinstein had against her, she described a time working with Tarantino on Kill Bill.
In the op-ed, Thurman details interactions with Weinstein and unwanted advances that he put her through in, of course, a hotel room. She also recounts when Tarantino spit in her face, choked her with a chain, and aggressively persuaded her to do her own stunt, crash a car into a tree for a scene. She describes the incident to writer, Maureen Dowd;
"Quentin came in my trailer and didn't like to hear no, like any director," she says. "He was furious because I'd cost them a lot of time. But I was scared. He said: ‘I promise you the car is fine. It's a straight piece of road.'" He persuaded her to do it, and instructed: " ‘Hit 40 miles per hour or your hair won't blow the right way and I'll make you do it again.' But that was a deathbox that I was in. The seat wasn't screwed down properly. It was a sand road and it was not a straight road." Thurman posted the video of the stunt on her instagram.
i post this clip to memorialize it's full exposure in the nyt by Maureen Dowd. the circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality. i do not believe though with malicious intent. Quentin Tarantino, was deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event, and gave me the footage years later so i could expose it and let it see the light of day, regardless of it most likely being an event for which justice will never be possible. he also did so with full knowledge it could cause him personal harm, and i am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage. THE COVER UP after the fact is UNFORGIVABLE. for this i hold Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh, and the notorious Harvey Weinstein solely responsible. they lied, destroyed evidence, and continue to lie about the permanent harm they caused and then chose to suppress. the cover up did have malicious intent, and shame on these three for all eternity. CAA never sent anyone to Mexico. i hope they look after other clients more respectfully if they in fact want to do the job for which they take money with any decency.
Biggest Regrets Of My Life
In a Q&A on Monday, Tarantino claimed the scene was "one of the biggest regrets of my life". He remembers the day differently;
"I start hearing from the production manager, Bennett Walsh, that Uma is trepidatious about doing the driving shot. None of us ever considered it a stunt. It was just driving. None of us looked at it as a stunt. Maybe we should have, but we didn't. I'm sure when it was brought up to me, that I rolled my eyes and was irritated. But I'm sure I wasn't in a rage and I wasn't livid. I didn't go barging into Uma's trailer, screaming at her to get into the car. I can imagine maybe rolling my eyes and thinking, we spent all this money taking this stick shift Karmann Ghia and changing the transmission, just for this shot. Anyone who knows Uma knows that going into her trailer, and screaming at her to do something is not the way to get her to do something. That's a bad tactic and I'd been shooting the movie with her for an entire year by this time. I would never react to her this way".
I enjoy Taratino's movies, I think they are different, entertaining, and a little weird. There's entirely too much blood and not enough speaking roles for women. But he is a horrible guy. Putting an actress behind a car to perform her own stunt, reckless. Doing it to a friend, cowardly. But here we are again, shocked that another man in a notoriously egotistical industry used his power to intimidate a woman.
And now, a radio interview with Howard Stern has resurfaced. Tarantino defends pedophile [Roman Polanski](https://www.salon.com/2009/09/28/polanski_arrest/_, claiming that when Polanski had sex with a thirteen year old it wasn't rape. Listen to the audio here. Samantha Geimer who was just thirteen when Polanski raped her commented on the Tarantino, "It's not a big deal to me what people think. It doesn't make a difference in my life. I know what happened. I do not need other people weighing in on what it's like getting raped at 13".
Please watch Tarantino characters reacting to the audio:
Tarantino's characters react to his Roman Polanski audio pic.twitter.com/6yCYe85M9m— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) February 7, 2018