Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Hard to say but if ever there were a man to have a fetish for gigantomastia it would have been Russ Meyer. I'm trusting you are well aware of his film work and his love for the bustier of the fair sex and in FASTER PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! we have one of his most famous films, perhaps second only to BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS. Interesting thing is other than midnight film cultists most have never seen the picture, they just know the title which neatly wraps up the elements Meyer felt a good film should have, speed, sex and violence. This one has it all, mind you as much as he could get away with in 1965, and most of it being meted out by the great Tura Santana who is pretty much an underground star on this part alone. It was nice to "see" her in Rob Zombie's THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO last year and this is certainly a testement to her counter-culture status. As a film, FPKK is a matter of taste and you can easily see the influence it had on John Waters. Required viewing for underground film buffs but little here for the mainstream viewer.


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