Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/8/14
File this under the “I wasn’t quite expecting this to be said in an interview,” category. Quentin Tarantino’s mother was one of 20,000 lucky ladies to have spent some time with NBA legend, Wilt Chamberlain. This according to her Tarantino himself, who spoke about on NPR’s Terry Gross about a wide variety of topics. Here is a transcript of that portion of the interview, when Tarantino speaks about his mother, Connie McHugh Tarantino: “It was almost like a sitcom, the way we lived in the 70s. Because [my mom] was in her 20s, she was hot, alright, she was a hot white girl. Her best friend was named Jackie, and she was a hot black girl. Her other best friend, Lillian, was a hot Mexican girl. And they lived in this, like, swinging singles apartment with me.” Gross: “What impact did that have on you?” Tarantino: “It was the ’70s, and I lived with these three hip single ladies, all always going out on dates all the time, dating football players and basketball players …” Gross: “Professional ones?” Tarantino: “Oh yeah she dated Wilt Chamberlain. She’s one of the thousands.” Just an odd story to hear from someone. But when [...]
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