Of the myriad questions raised by Quentin Tarantino’s now-classic Pulp Fiction, I would have to confess that one of them was not, for me, "Why do the film’s characters spend so much time in the bathroom?" And yet this video essay by Michele Bucci raises the question, and answers it, and argues for its validity. The answer is more complicated than you might think–it reaches towards both the true definition of pulp, as well as examining what’s going on (beyond the obvious) when Vincent Vega, Mia Wallace, et al. are in that little room. Enjoy!
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