Quentin Tarantino explains why he’s only ever put a sex scene in one of his films
| Last updated
Quentin Tarantino has explained exactly why he’s only ever put one sex scene in one of his films.
With a decade-spanning career as one of Hollywood's most-esteemed directors, Tarantino has a booming filmography under his belt.
However, the filmmaker has only included one scene of rumpy pumpy out of more than 50 movies.
There are definitely a few recurring themes and motifs present in a lot of the director's films; including close-up shots of feet, iconic mirror moments, and pop culture references woven throughout.
And he's no stranger to recurring actors too, with the likes of Uma Thurman, Kurt Russel and Samuel L. Jackson, making multiple appearances on a load of his films.
However, one thing that doesn't seem to be recurring whatsoever are sex scenes - which may come as quite a shock considering how X-rated a lot of Tarantino's work can be.
Tarantino has recently embarked on his Cinema Speculation book tour, where he opened up to the Spanish news outlet, Diari ARA, about his career and the inner-workings behind his crafty directorial process.
Namely, he shared with the publication the specific reason why there seems to be a general lack of nudity and sex scenes throughout his arsenal of films.
Not shying away from explicit themes like drug use and bloody violence, it seems odd that the director draws the line at sex.
There's just one film of his that has a sex scene in it - the 1997 crime-drama Jackie Brown.
The film's plot follows a flight attendant, who gets caught smuggling gun money, and ends up having to choose between teaming up with the cops to bust her arms dealer boss or concealing the information and going to jail.
Starring the likes of Robert De Niro and Bridget Fonda, who most definitely get it on, the flick went on to take home a decent $74.7 million at the box-office, with just a $12 million budget.
"It’s true, sex is not part of my vision of cinema," Tarantino revealed.
He went on to explain why he doesn't include sex scenes in his movies, noting the issues surrounding filming them.
"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," he continued.
"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."
So there you have it - Tarantino hasn't included a whole bunch of bonking in his films, as they were not 'essential to the story'.
Maybe sex doesn't always sell then?