as to Lauren's statement that Marcellus is shamed because of
homophobia, I would bring up the psychological tendency
of shame, however unjustified, that accompanies rape and other
acts against one's person, especially of a sexual nature.
Furthermore, there seems to be an implication by several posts
on this group that "homophobic" statements or reactions by
a film's characters make the film/filmmaker homophobic as well.
This seems to me to be a very shortsighted consideration of
art.  I know this is a long standing argument among theorists
and others, but I just thought I would bring it up again here
lest we lose sight of our assumptions.
denis hennelly