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Uma Thurman Is Our Collective Simmering Rage Over Weinstein And His Vile Ilk

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | November 6, 2017 |

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | November 6, 2017 |

Uma Thurman became a poster girl for female rage and revenge with Kill Bill 1 & 2. And she doubled down on her badass cred when Access Hollywood asked a question about the Weinstein scandal at a press event for her new Broadway show, The Parisian Woman.

Thurman’s response went viral, not just for what she said, but how she said it:

Thurman said: “I don’t have a tidy soundbite for you because I’ve learned—I am not a child and I have learned that when I’ve spoken in anger, I usually regret the way I express myself. So I’ve been waiting, to feel less angry. And when I’m ready, I’ll say what I have to say.”

Some online are taking her to task for not naming names right that moment. But first off, she’s in a situation where she’s doing 10 to 20 on-camera interviews in a row, right down that red carpet. It’d be a frenzy, and not one that would likely respect her message or her well-being. And she could have said, ‘No comment.’ And there’d be no story here. Instead, Thurman suggested she needed some time and space to make a statement. And she admitted she’s wrestling with a lot of rage, suggesting Thurman has some serious stories to share. Her barely contained anger is something to which a lot of women and abuse survivors can relate.

Others began to speculate which powerful Hollywood men Thurman might speak out against. Some suspect Terry Gilliam and Quentin Tarantino, who are both on the fringes of abuse scandals. (Depp’s and Weinstein’s respectively.)

Asia Argento, who has taken a nation’s worth of criticism for coming out against Weinstein, offered an encouraging message to Thurman.

We share in Thurman’s rage, and eagerly await her story.

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.