Pop Culture
Sep 03, 2015, 10:54AM

Thank Goodness for People Like You

A 2015 Vulture interview with director Quentin Tarantino vs. a 2009 Stay Thirsty interview with musician Genesis P-Orridge.

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Quentin Tarantino: Nobody ever really ends up exactly where they were.

Genesis P-Orridge: Many will fall back into habitual ways of being, but some will be changed.

Tarantino: There are a few coming out. They get it.

P-Orridge: People suddenly got rid of the sort of anger and nihilism of punk and decided that they wanted connection again, and they wanted to collaborate, network, and take care of each other which is always to be encouraged.

Tarantino: If it had happened in a house, somebody would have called the cops.


P-Orridge: And so just to get one book you had to deceive your parents and say you were staying with somebody’s grandmother in London, hitch-hike down instead of getting the train so you had some money to buy a book, sleep in a doorway, and struggle round and round, walking for hours with no food, finally find the book, and then find a way back home in time to go to school on Monday morning.

Tarantino: I don’t think that’s the case anymore. I’m not available for rewrites.


P-Orridge: What can the future be?

Tarantino: I think about that every once in a while, but it’s not a real consideration.

P-Orridge: (laughs) Thank goodness for people like you.


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