Quentin Tarantino Responds To Claims He Has Foot Fetish In His Movies

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Quentin Tarantino is extremely eccentric at the best of times, which is what makes his movies so interesting and special. However, many people have questioned whether that eccentricity is bordering on the strange side. Recently, fans have been pointing out that Quentin Tarantino appears to have a foot fetish from the number of shots of women’s feet that appear in his movies.

From “Pulp Fiction” to “Kill Bill” and beyond, there’s one thing that runs through most of his movies: women’s tootsies. So, does he have a thing for them or what?

According to what Tarantino had to say at G2 in 2021, he doesn’t “take it seriously” when people comment on the so-called trend. In fact, he thinks it’s “just good direction” that these shots appear.

Quentin Tarantino says he doesn’t have a foot fetish – he’s just a good director

“There’s a lot of feet in a lot of good directors’ movies,” he explained. “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.”

However, this comment isn’t coming out of left field. Even Brad Pitt referenced Quentin Tarantino’s foot fetish when accepting his 2020 Screen Actors Guild Award for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

“I want to thank my costars, Leo [DiCaprio], Margot Robbie, Margot Robbie’s feet, Margaret Qualley’s feet, Dakota Fanning’s feet,” Pitt joked. “Seriously, Quentin has separated more women from their shoes than the TSA.”

Margaret Qualley in particular wasn’t all that thrilled about getting her feet out on camera, telling Indiewire in 2019, “I genuinely was like, ‘Quentin, this is a bad idea. I don’t have good feet.’ I was in pointe shoes for far too long to have toes that can be shown to the world.”

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