Just as many expected, Quentin Tarantino’s latest film did not fail to cause controversy, being criticized for being too violent, racist and generally offensive. It’s none of that, leading man Jamie Foxx says in a new interview cited by the Daily Mail.
Responding to director Spike Lee’s comment about how “American slavery was not a Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western,” Foxx points out that Tarantino did not set out to portray historical facts but fiction.
Before anything else, this is what “Django Unchained” is: a work of fiction, entertainment, escapism.
“Quentin has an affinity for writing horrible things and then making you laugh. He's making entertainment. Hopefully, it makes you go ask questions and you Google it,” he says.
“If you want to learn something from a movie, go watch a documentary,” Foxx adds.
Oddly enough, during one of his recent promotional appearances, Foxx too admitted he had some issues with the film, particularly while they were still shooting it: he cringed every time he heard the N-word, and that happened quite a lot.