Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino said Thursday he sent his gentlemanlyways packing in his latest film, "Death Proof," and let his fantasies about women run wild.
"One of the things I`ve always been rather proud of about me as a director and especially my handling of women is, I`ve always been a gentleman," the 44-year-old "Pulp Fiction" director said.
But in his latest film, inspired by the 1960s B-rated or so-called "grindhouse" movies, Tarantino laughed that he "sent the gentleman home."
"You don`t want to see a grindhouse movie made by a gentleman. You want to see it through the eyes of somebody who`s turned on by his women and who finds them sexy and is presenting them in what he considers the sexiest way possible," he said.
"Death Proof" tells the story of two sultry women who unleash vengeance on serial killer Stuntman Mike, played by Kurt Russell. The film also pays tribute to the 1970 Dodge Challenger, a car iconic of US counterculture.
Tarantino, wearing an orange shirt with images of the cars, warned his audience that his perception of sexiness could be different from theirs.
"You would all have slightly different versions of what you find sexy. But it ain`t your movie," he said, wagging his finger at the audience and laughing.
"It`s my movie. It`s my job to help you see it through my eyes."
Tarantino has featured many empowered gun-and-sword-wielding women in his movies, from "Jackie Brown" to "Kill Bill."
He said his portrayal of women came from being raised by a single mother.
"I was always raised more or less to believe that there is nothing a man can do that a woman can`t do."