Reverse sexism?

Kurt Russell defends Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” against misogyny claims

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Kurt Russell, one of the lead actors in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, has defended the movie from claims that the extremely violent way his character, John Ruth, treats Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Daisy Domergue is misogynistic. John Ruth is a bounty hunter who is bringing Domergue to the gallows for several murderous crimes, but throughout the movie he is seen beating her, punching her in the face with his gun and throwing hot stew in her face. Russell claims that people who see this as sexist don’t understand the movie, as his character would brutally punish any prisoner, regardless of gender, for breaking the rules he set. “You step outside that box, I’m going to beat the shit out of you — I don’t care if you’re a 5-year-old kid, I’ve got a license here that says I can kill you,” he explained to news.com.au. “Forget misogyny, I can murder you. You have no rights, nothing. If you don’t treat that woman (the same) — who in this case is every bit deserving of it — what are you, a sexist? You don’t think women are equal to men?”

Leigh echoed the same sentiment in an interview with Variety, where she said that she “didn’t think [The Hateful Eight] was misogynistic for a second” and claimed that Tarantino writes “the best parts for women out there … brave, bold, insane, fabulous women.”

Read the full story at The Independent and News.com.au.

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