Jamie Foxx Says ‘Django Unchained’ Is A Love Story & Tarantino Says Audiences Will Be Uncomfortable

Jamie Foxx Says 'Django Unchained' Is A Love Story & Tarantino Says Audiences Will Be Uncomfortable

The marketing campaign for Quentin Tarantino's highly-anticipated Django Unchained continues in bits and pieces, leading up to that first trailer, which will reportedly be attached to prints of Prometheus (which opens this Friday, June 8). 

Don't be surprised if it turns up online before then.

In a new interview with Empire MagazineJamie Foxx says that, as Django's quest is really to find and reconnect with his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), by defeating Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the film's resident villain, who runs Candyland, where Broomhilda and other female slaves are sexually exploited, Foxx believes Django Unchained is a love story at the heart of it all:

"The one thing that stuck out to me in the script was that Django got married. Back then to be married was taboo. You could be killed… The strongest buck would mate with the strongest black woman so they could get stronger slaves. They didn't want black people married. So Django being married was a big thing for me. This is a love story. He's not trying to stop slavery. He's not trying to do anything but find the love of his life – which is like trying to find a needle in a world of haystacks."

Writer/director Tarantino adds in the interview that audiences will definitely be uncomfortable with the racism depicted in the movie, but he believes that it was important to show how "f****d-up" America used to be, stating:

"[The racism] is what I wanted to deal with and that's the reason to do it. It's not to avoid it, it's absolutely to deal with that. Show how America was back then and how f****d-up we were."

Based on the poll Tambay posted up about 2 weeks ago, it appears that many of you are curious about the film, but with some trepidation. You want to see it, but you have some concerns for how Tarantino will portray this era and the people who lived in it. There were also a number of you who have absolutely no interest in seeing it,

And I'm not sure if either of the above comments will do much to change any expectations.

If you didn't see them, here are more photos from the film, featuring Jamie Foxx as the titular Django, as well as Christoph Waltz as Dr King Schultz, and Leonardo DiCaprio as plantation master and resident villain Calvin Candie.

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Jamie Foxx took this role to live out his racist fantasy of killing whites because he had his feelings hurt when he was a teen.
Not only where there white who owned slaves but also chinese and, wait for it….black people owned slaves!
This is just a way to keep ignorant people ignorant. Slavery is over unless you keep it alive and that is what this movie is.
I believe that this is just a reverse racisit movie and it gives nothing to history.
Let's all pull our heads out of our collective asses.


your article says that female slaves on the plantation depicted in the movie are "sexually exploited." What the hell does that mean? RAPE??!! Why do you use such antiseptic terms to describe what was one of the primary reasons for the existence of slavery in the first place — the ability of white men to systematic RAPE Black women! Why do we dance around this issue? It was a tremendous perk of the system. It denigrated and devalued Black women, increased the number of slaves and tore the souls out of Black men who couldn't protect their wives and daughters. Speak the truth or don't bother speaking at all.


We are talking about QT not Ken Burns. Most of us don’t go to the movies to see documentaries, get an education or learn morals. This movie will be a wild, fun, violent ride and is not for everyone. No matter what QT puts on the screen, our ancestors likely suffered much worse.

Chocolate Daddy

Tarantino endeared himself with the black community for life when he made Jackie Brown. Personally, he gets nothing but love from me.

Jayson Jay

…btw way QT is a no talent hack IMO and I way felt that way for a long time. Now back to our program "entertaining the white troll".


Tarantino is wack, Idk why people act like he's so brilliant when they can barely name more than 5 directors lmao, dude is a thief who admittedly steals ideas from Asian directors, even this film, the whole idea obviously came to him after being in Miike's film Sukiyaki Western Django. Inglourious Basterds was horrible, dialogue was drawn out and pompous, so full of himself omg, he shot that just to please Jewish movie-goers/Hollywood, now he's using black people to make money… The movie is just going to be a costume fest with some half-ass underlying message.

Jayson Jay

I'm not going to be "uncomfortable" because like most movie-goers I'm not going to see it. And who the hell is 'Gus' never mind I don't care.


@ DL, it is a Columbia Pictures Film if I am not mistaken, and for Quentin Tarantino's comment on how f***** up America was back then, look at how it is today, it's still is f****** up.


is this movie a 20th century fox film if not i'd be SHOCKED!

Bill Street

"Everybody here seems to think the same way, why should they want to discuss anything?"
Gustavo, You're suck an arrogant fuck ! First off, you did not seek to discuss anything. You just tried to invalidate and silence. Second of all, how often do you read this blog to assume everyone on here thinks the same. Shall we look to you to rescue us from poor thinking ? Forget fellating Tarantino. Go screw yourself !

Me, Jean Rouch

Gustavo, You're a moron !


I am so tried of white mutha fuckers telling black folks how they should feel.

Bill Street

Tarantino fanboys have to be the most tedious kind that there is. Why is someone like Gustavo even on here? To silence legitimate concerns that some might have given Tarantino's track record? Nobody is calling him a racist. I'm certainly not. But I wouldn't also rely on him to show "f**** up America was" . Seriously, go fellate him elsewhere

Bill Street

"everyone would probably feel more comfortable with a black director directing this, but hears the problem, there is no African American director that could come relatively close to the essence of the film that Tarantino is going to unveil"
How does one even begin to address such fuckery?


Tarantino is brilliant. Plain and simple.


The Hatfield–McCoy feud. Church folks vs The Agnostics, and Tarantino vs Black Folks against slavery films — i.e., NeverEndingStories! But there's a new sheriff in town. Gustavo! Gustavo rode in town with a new set of insightful guidelines. I mean hell, over the last few months we've heard all the same old tired arguments… "it's just a movie" "Tarantino has a foot fetish" "I don't think white people understand where the concerns from Blacks are coming from" "Tarantino, you sick fck" "I read the script and Kerry Washington should be ashamed of herself" " Tarantino has a weird fetish-like gaze with sistas naked asses, so Kerry is going to be brutally gang-raped, while Tarantino's cast and crew eat popcorn on the sidelines" "Tarantino is the definition of brilliance. the man can do what ever the fuck he pleases to do, if he wants to make a movie about slaves, then, by all means he fucking can" " It's just a freakin' movie black folks, get the fk over it" "Sergio is Tarantino's half brother". Yes folks, we've heard it all. But Gustavo brought a different perspective, which I believe makes sense. He, in essense said suffering is a human condition and empathy and compassion are too. And one has to remember that during the Civil War there were over 1.5 million casualties and 3/4 million lives lost. That's human suffering which was directly related to slavery. To that point Mr. Gustavo said, "Can't white people feel empathy for the thousands of slaves who suffered and fought through a living hell during the history of mankind? I may be a descendant of black slaves, but I'm white. Does that make me unsensitive and unable to make a good film on slavery?"


Look people Tarantino is the definition of brilliance. the man can do what ever the fuck he pleases to do, if he wants to make a movie about slaves, then, by all means he fucking can because hes proven to us again and again that although his mind wanders from historic accuracy he has the most incredible imagination and boldness known to man. besides, everyone would probably feel more comfortable with a black director directing this, but hears the problem, there is no African American director that could come relatively close to the essence of the film that Tarantino is going to unveil. everyone just respect the fact that he has so much faith in himself that feels he can do such a thing, and appreciate the ART of cinema as a whole.


So looking forward to Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave– a movie based upon actual events from a witness and participant of those events, instead of the fever dream of an egotistical narcissist who thinks racial epithets are for fun.


"Show how America was back then and how f****d-up we were." Oh, you privilege little b@stard! Just shows how out of touch this fool really is. "We were?" uh huh, so what do you call America that mocks black death of children with 'Travyoning'? FOH! Racism is still here Tarantino, you sick fck.


I don't know why people are being so f***ing uptight about this. So a white man wants to make a movie telling a horrific and vengeful tale about slavery of Africans and suddenly it's the end of humanity as we know it. Oh my God, people get over it! Had Tarantino been black I doubt anybody would care. If you don't feel comfortable about this film, then DON'T WATCH IT. There is no reason to get all butt-hurtingly offended by it. So there is going to be racism and violence; what do you expect a film about black slavery is going to be like? It's history and I don't see an issue with somebody like QT having the balls to exploit it the way it realistically was.


Overrated director looking for excuse to use N-word…fail.


So Tarantino is making a "message film?" He's trying to educate people on how f****d up America was? Says one of Hollywood's exploitation kings? Bwahahahahahaha! In the words of my grandma…Tarantino, go sat your ass down somewhere!


A love story but so far no pictures of the female love interest?


What do you mean how America "used to be"? Racism is still around today! I really want to see this.


How come Jaime Foxx has his hair lined up during a time when that wasn't too possible? At least roots and Mandingo got the hairstyles right!


No doubt this will be a modern f****d Tarantino masterpiece! PTA's The Master & DKR will also be epic!!!


Sounds great!

BTW, chartreuse is a great color for Foxx.

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