Sleep with Me

From The Quentin Tarantino Archives

1994 comedy by Rory Kelly. QT's cameo as "Sid" is famous for the "Top Gun Monologue" where he interprets homosexuality into the movie Top Gun. Roger Avary wrote the speech.

  • Director: Rory Kelly
  • Writer: Duane Dell'Amico, Roger Hedden, Neal Jimenez, Rory Kelly, Michael Steinberg, Joe Keenan


  • Meg Tilly - Sarah
  • Eric Stoltz - Joseph
  • Craig Sheffer - Frank
  • Lewis Arquette - Minister
  • Todd Field - Duane
  • Quentin Tarantino - Sid
  • Parker Posey
  • Produced by: Eric Stoltz ua.
  • Cinematography: Andrzej Sekula


And on a related article from the June 1995 Details profile of Val Kilmer:

He got all buffed out for the role of Iceman, Tom Cruise's adversary, and while he didn't like the script ("I turned it down at first, but Paramount had an option they exercised, so I had to do it"), Top Gun remains a key film of the '80s--the most representative of not only what was wrong with movies but what was wrong with this country's values. It's also the most unintentionally gay movie ever made by a big studio, so homoerotic it's like some kind of camp joke. It's impossible to watch it without thinking of Quentin Tarantino's hilarious monologue about the movie's gay subtext in the we're-hip-screenwriters-in-Hollywood flick Sleep With Me, which Kilmer hasn't seen. All he'll say about the above, while smiling, is "Oh yeah?"

C'mon, Val. When were we all fucking born? Yesterday? The day before that? We know you sit around at 4a.m. with your VCR and a copy of Sleep With Me, holding your head in your hands, moaning, "What have I done? Dear God, what have I DONE?!" C'mon, Batguy, 'fess up.

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