Quentin Tarantino: Violence is genderless in my films
Quentin Tarantino won't hold back his use of violence on men and women in his films.
The acclaimed director's latest western has received criticism because its female lead actress, Jennifer Jason Leigh - who plays killer fugitive Daisy - is seen with a black eye and bloodied lip after she gets the "s**t beat out of her", but Tarantino insists his use of brutality is fairly dished out between the sexes.
The 52-year-old filmmaker explained: "There are eight hateful people and you know it's going to end bad for a lot of them. But how bad and how it's going to happen, you don't know and you're waiting for it to happen.
"So I'm supposed to make seven characters play by those rules and I'm going to protect another character simply because she's a woman? That's just not how I do it.
"I don't have those concerns for my characters. Daisy gets the s**t beat out of her early on, not more so than anyone later on."
Tarantino's most recent credits also include the 2009 World War II epic 'Inglourious Basterds' and 2013 hit western black comedy 'Django Unchained'.
And while all three films feature violence heavily, there is a notable lack of sex because Quentin finds lovemaking scenes in movies uninteresting.
In an interview with The Sun newspaper, he said: "I'm not really that interested in it.
"It becomes a big deal when an actor gets naked and everyone gets hung up about it and it's just not as much fun as all the other days.
"To do a real erotic movie where you deal with that and to go around the world and have all those discussions about it, I wouldn't like that at all."