I think its strange that not many girls like QT because they just assume that they wont. My sis first introduced me to QT (she’s a huge QT fan too), and I showed Pulp Fiction to my friends at a party, at first none of them wanted to see it because they reckoned it was a ‘gore and guts’ film, or ‘too violent’, but after watching they all thought it was brilliant…but then again who wouldnt 8)
I agree with this 100% - it’s percieved as such a guy thing, the same way Dirty Dancing is seen as a girl thing (hey, Dirty Dancing would really benifit from a larger male fanbase… ). If more were open minded enough to give it a go, then there’d be more of us female fans. It’s always annoyed me as I’ve never thought his films were that violent. Yeh, I wouldn’t show them to pre-schoolers, but still…hell, even my mother loved Dogs, and she usually hates violent-sweary-crime films. Because, obvs, there’s a lot more to all his films than the violence et al, but they’ve all got such bad reputations that until you’ve seen them you don’t realise.
It also means I’m starved for good, obsessive conversation in real life - only me male friends have seen any of his films, and they can never get past the shock of “whoa-you-like-QT”. All the female friends I’ve since shown Dogs to love it, and one of them is now trying to borrow my copy of Pulp (but I’m not going to let her…allow the DVD out of the house for longer than a week? How would I cope? She’s just going to have to come and watch it here instead…)
I’d describe myself as pretty badly addicted. I’ll be doing something else entirely, and realise that my subconscious is happily thinking about the films instead. RDs is still my favourite (it was destined to be. I’ve got a clear memory of the first time my parents watched the film, which only returned recently. I asked them what it was like the next morning and, being very little at the time, they didn’t go into the niceties of cop torture, but talked about the bit when they’re being given the names and that one of them didn’t want to be called Mr pink. I commented in my young, Barbie-fied state that I wouldn’t mind being pink and i thought it was a great colour (so
that’s the female perspective…), and called myself Miss Pink until I forgot an hour or so later…) I’ve only seen PF, JB and KB1 apart from that, so I’ve got a way to go yet. Mind you…envy me that I have yet to join the unhappy crowd of people hanging around for the eventual release of Inglorious Bastards in, oh, 2057 or something.
What a lot of people don’t seem to realise is that these films need to be seen twice - once you’ve got over the plot, you can really appreciate the comedy and characters. This is why they’re just so rewatchable. We need to start our own Missionary service to convert more heathen women to QT worship.