Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) Reviewed

The hard-ass, shit-kicking, ball-busting, top-heavy honeys of FP!K!K!

The hard-ass, shit-kicking, ball-busting, top-heavy honeys of FP!K!K!

FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (1965)
This is arguably Russ Meyer’s best. It has everything you want from 60’s exploitation: Bad girls, drag races, catfights, go-go dancing and if that weren’t enough it’s oozing with sexuality. Three real bad eggs kidnap the girlfriend of an unfortunately dressed teen running hot rod time trials in the desert. Rumors of a stashed fortune deliver the four girls to the farmhouse of an invalid letch and his two sons. One son is like Steinbeck’s Lenny if he were beefcake. There’s shady double-crossing and deadly sarcasm in nearly every line of dialogue. For all the dismissal he receives for his T&A inclinations, Meyer knows how to push buttons and FPKK functions as a delicious desert noir and is probably as entertaining as anything else made in 1965. It’s also beautifully shot in black and white. There’s a surprising lack of nudity, but the presence of Tura Satana (far right, above) makes up for it. She’s so tough and sexy that she seems more comic book character than human being – but in a really good way.
***

~ by Number5ive on November 30, 2008.

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