“I was like, wow, this is actually the closest to homoerotica I’ve ever filmed,” Tarantino recalled about shooting the scene. “This is very Joe Gage… very 1970s handyman guy on a roof. I go, ‘Okay, so I’m thinking maybe… you unbutton the Hawaiian shirt and you peel that off, and then peel off the Champion T-shirt,” Tarantino continued. “He was like, ’Really? You want me to go through all that button bullshit? I just take it off in one big go! I’m like, okay, this guy knows exactly what time it is. I’ll shut the fuck up and let the master do his job!”
– Quentin Tarantino recalling himself directing Brad Pitt to take his shirt in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.