QUENTIN TARANTINO'S FOOT FETISH
by Luis Calvo, guest contributor.
[February 13, 2004]
[HollywoodInvestigator.com] It's no secret
that Quentin Tarantino has a foot fetish. The subject of his obsession
with ladies' paws was discussed in a Village Voice article last year, quoted on the Everything
"When Thurman's The Bride wakes from
a coma and escapes from the hospital in Kill
Bill, she struggles to get her paralyzed feet to regain sensation. For what seems like minutes these totemic toes fill the screen. The
guy digs her dogs, and he turns them into something huge and pure pop on
the screen -- you want to shout at them toes to start a-wiggling. It's
not just that he's a foot fetishist, but that he takes what he cares about -- personal,
quirky stuff -- and transforms it into art. He hooks you in, too."
-- New York Metro shares as part of a guide on Pictures: Tarantino,
Quentin: his huge foot fetish, p. 314.
Two books, published
in January, reportedly mention Tarantino's foot love: Joe Eszterhas's memoirs
of his years racking up $3-4 million paychecks to write classic films like Basic
Instinct and Showgirls, Hollywood
Animal, and Peter Biskind's account of the 1990s indie film scene focusing
on Sundance and Miramax, Down
and Dirty Pictures. Cindy Adams's column in The
New York Post shared one catchy line from Hollywood
Animal: "Quentin Tarantino sucked Cameron Diaz's feet."
True Tarantino buffs should've
known this already. His movies don't feature graphic sex scenes or
nudity, but most hint at his foot fancy:
Dogs. No female characters here, no ladies' feet, the budget
probably didn't allow for them.
Fiction. A close shot of Mia (Uma Thurman) as her feet glide
across her bedroom. "When Tarantino was meeting with her about Pulp
Fiction, he reportedly proffered a friendly foot rub. In that
movie, mobster Tony Rocky Horror got tossed out of the window by Ving Rhames
for giving Thurman's character a foot massage.” (Village
Dusk Til Dawn. From what curvy part of Salma Hayek's physique
does Tarantino, who wrote the script but didn't direct, sip liquor off
of? Nope, her bare toes.
Brown: Louis (Robert De Niro) first spots Melanie (Bridget Fonda) early
in the film by noticing her toe ring next to his drink. A closeup
of Fonda's footsies next to his ice-filled drink does catch the eye though.
Bill: "When Thurman's The Bride wakes from a coma and escapes
from the hospital in Kill
Bill, she struggles to get her paralyzed feet to regain sensation.
For what seems like minutes these totemic toes fill the screen. The guy
digs her dogs, and he turns them into something huge and pure pop on the
screen -- you want to shout at them toes to start a-wiggling." (Village
We'll pass on asking what
sparks his obsession with bizarre forms of sex. Two white guys joke
about being raped by black men in Reservoir
Dogs, while two white guys rape a black man in Pulp
Fiction. Oh yeah, and sex with a female coma patient is truly
disgusting even if it is Uma Thurman.
But her feet? Hey, to each
Copyright 2004 by Luis Calvo.
|Luis Calvo works on the calendar desk
of the Miami Herald. He's written features for Hispanic.
His e-mail: LCalvo@herald.com.