PULP FICTION, ON BRAVO
I know there are some people who think "Q" is overrated, but I still think Pulp Fiction is genius. I remember the first time I saw it, in a theater in Greenwich Village with an ex-boyfriend who became (what Cindy Chupack would have called) a relationship rerun (see also, "Dennis"). It was a trippy evening, from the man I was with to Q's unique approach to cinematic dialogue. And this time I noticed two supporting players I didn't remember from the first time. Phil Lamarr, from MadTV, who plays the ill-fated Marvin, and Steve Buscemi (one of my all-time favorite character actors) playing Buddy, the waiter at Jackrabbit Slim's (who looks like Buddy Holly). Masterful language--the only issue I have is that I think all the characters talk like Quentin Tarantino. Not a problem, per se, but just something I think about.
I get that on non-pay cable television, they bleep the F-word and the S-word. They bleep "goddamn." I think they even bleeped "bitch." But the N-word? It's still in there. Can someone enlighten me as to the logic?