I love his movies. I own most of them. I have watched them many, many, many times. He takes traditional themes and turns them inside out into works of brilliance. I really think that.
So, of course, I've been very curious about his new piece, Death Proof. I was just reading an interview with my fellow foot fetishist Quentin in GQ.
Q - A slasher movie has to have a pretty sick premise. What is the fundamental pleasure or excitement it offers if you get it right?
A - Part of the thing is, it's just fun to fuck with the audience. I'm going to actually make the audience complicit in my desires. When those two cars are going at each other, the audience wants them to crash.
Q - Why do they want them to crash?
A - Because I'm making it so compelling. It's sex. You want to come. I'm jerking you off, and when they crash, you come. Alright? And just as I'm jerking you off, you don't want me to stop at the last second. And that's my job, to make it like that. And they're waiting for the impact... and when they get it, it's so much worse than they imagined. They didn't want that. But too late. You're already complicit. They came... but then it's awful. When they hit, I'm showing you how it is when a car crash genuinely happens. Not a movie kind of car crash. So yeah, it's going to be horrific. "Oh, that's not what I wanted." [laughs] Well, that's what you get.
OK, first off, that had to be the single most hottest thing a film director has ever said. In my own humble opinion, of course.
And second, this is the very reason why I cannot go see this movie. Because I know Quentin will do just that - deliver the most horrible thing I couldn't imagine.
Edit - I should also point out that the article starts out with Quentin in a full body rope harness, with someone who I think is Kumi Monster.