>And aren't questions about the basement >scene avoiding the obvious potential for homophobic readings of it? If >you're an auteurist, you might simply note that Tarantino seems to like to >tie characters up on chairs and scare the hell out of them, but I assume >the debate over the scene will finally have to focus on the presentation of >anal rape as the scene's "shocking" revelation of what goes on down in that >room. As someone noted on this list, the film's urbanization of >DELIVERANCE is relevant here. Would people who protest that scene think the same about scenes in other films where a woman is raped by a man? You can think of many more examples of the latter which haven't raised too many eyebrows. ******** jajasoon tlitteu ([log in to unmask]) "Academic training was instrumental. You have to understand the language of society before you can start stretching and subverting it and ripping and tearing it and burning it and watching the plastic drip on the ants."