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Pulp Fiction: Could it Have Been Made in Today’s Cancel Culture? Twitter Debates!

Published on February 7th, 2022 | Updated on February 7th, 2022 | By FanFest

Pulp Fiction is widely regarded as Quentin Tarantino’s finest work. The brilliant crime caper features a star-studded cast in some of their all-time greatest parts, including Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, and Tim Roth.

It’s still a fantastic timepiece, but now there’s a debate on whether Pulp Fiction could be made today. The discussion began with writer Tom Nichols of The Atlantic:

In his replies, Nichols does not believe that the excessive brutality, drug use, or rape-scene are a problem, but he thinks that Tarantino’s usage of the N-word prohibits him from making this movie today. It’s been pointed out that it would be quite simple to make Pulp Fiction right now, because the N-word isn’t essential to the plot:

According to Simons, “Removing the N-word from the film would totally sanitize the movie.” Later, he says that he believes the film would be unmistakably different without it. According to him, the film’s use of the N-word might have been responsible for its win at the Palm d’Or in 1994.

Many of the replies mock Nichols’ statement:

All of this is wrapped up in a dig at so-called cancel culture, which is expected to arrive for classic films. However, because I can’t see that anyone is campaign to prohibit or censor Pulp Fiction, it appears to be an example of creating a non-issue and then getting upset about it on the internet.

It’s also obvious that none of this will make a difference. Quentin Tarantino will continue to be one of the most highly regarded filmmakers working today, his films are firmly entrenched in the cultural canon, and Pulp Fiction is still a cinematic icon.

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