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Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!

Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!

Director:Russ Meyer
Cast:Haji, Lori Williams, Tura Satana
Release Date:1965

At the Creative Alliance at the Patterson Nov. 2 at 8 p.m.

By Tom Scocca | Posted 10/26/2005

Part melodrama, part thriller, part girlie show, and part Greek tragedy, director Russ Meyer’s 1965 lunatic gem is the sort of cult movie that actually deserves endless revivals. Three buxom erotic dancers—sullen Rosie (Haji), party girl Billie (Lori Williams), and karate warrior Varla (Tura Satana)—go on a spree of car racing, murder, and kidnapping that takes them to a desert ranch, where they tangle with a vicious old man and his two sons over a hidden bundle of money. People die by knife and karate and speeding Porsche, and there’s plenty of bad acting, stiff dialogue, and weird sexuality, but the movie, filmed in good-looking high-contrast black-and-white, maintains a demented kind of integrity.

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