BigHollywood: The cruel treatment of Quentin Tarantino’s leading lady in The Hateful Eight is leading to charges that the film is misogynistic. Those close to the film, however, are defending the embattled director.
According to Variety, Daisy Domergue, who is played by actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, is on the receiving end of a great deal of graphic violence and verbal abuse in the film, including things like “a gun-butt crack over the skull or a back elbow to the nose or a dousing of hot stew to the face.”
Writing in The New York Times, film critic A.O. Scott described Domergue as “the film’s scapegoat and punching bag and, above all, its excuse for its own imaginative failures.”
“At a certain point, the n-word gives way to the b-word as the dominant hateful epithet, and ‘The Hateful Eight’ mutates from an exploration of racial animus into an orgy of elaborately justified misogyny.”
In addition to being misogynistic, Scott concludes the plot to be both “cumbersome and flimsy.” MORE