Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’ Accused of Misogyny for Extreme Violence to Female Character – IOTW Report

Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’ Accused of Misogyny for Extreme Violence to Female Character

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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


11 Comments on Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’ Accused of Misogyny for Extreme Violence to Female Character

  1. Whatever. I won’t be seeing it. My money goes towards a case of Bud.
    I’d like to see Tarantino squeeze that round off though.

  2. Gosh. I bet ole Q is mighty happy he didn’t double down on his 12 angry MEN homage. May have spared him a little of this embarrassment.

  3. BTW, I reckon Steven King’s reboot of The Thing was homage to 12 Angry Men. No matter how you slice it, you can’t make a movie that way today.

  4. I read the leaked script…good enough for me. Tarantino is in a word: “fucked” in the head. He seems to relish amping-up the depravity in each consecutive film and this one is no different. He seems to have a fascination with sexual humiliation…wouldn’t be surprised if he has an equally warped list of things that turn him on.

    Please pull the trigger.

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