Savage: I’m pretty sure QT was inspired alot by that book on slasher films: Men Women and Chainsaws. Its an examination of the role of gender in slasher films. QT definitely played alot with that aspect in Death Proof. From the relationships between both sets of the girls, their male relationships and Stuntman Mike himself turning from the rebel maniac into the battered bitch.
yeah i know… thats why i said it was meant to be a slasher flick (?)
a guy wanting to murder women with his car coz of the intensity of the crash etc IS fucked up, but im not saying QT was promoting violence against women, ive seen the flick bout ten times but even on the first its pretty obvious what hes getting at, esp with the second set of women with the driver talking bout fucking mike with her car ‘im the horniest muthafucker on the road!’
and i think its better its not marketed as a slasher flick coz i didnt tell my friends what it was about and so they were on the edge of their seats (or duvet, lol) throughout, wondering where it was gonna go next