Episode 304: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

Special Guests: Dean Defino, Jimmy McDonough
Guest Co-Hosts: Beth Accomando, Miguel Rodriguez

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to violence, the word and the act.

A trio of busty go-go dancers (Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams) kill a man in the desert and kidnap his girlfriend before attempting to rob a lascivious old man and his two sons in the heated melodrama Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) from auteur Russ Meyer.

Beth Accomando and Miguel Rodriguez of the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival join Mike to discuss this paean to female power and fast cars. Guest Dean Defino is the author of the Cultography on Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, while Jimmy McDonough penned Big Bosoms and Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of the Sex Film.

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Buy Faster Pussycat Kill Kill on Blu-Ray
Buy Faster Pussycat Kill Kill on DVD
Buy Big Bosoms and Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of the Sex Film by Jimmy McDonough
Buy Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (Cultographies) by Dean Defino
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Music:
"Faster Pussycat Kill Kill" - The Neptunas
"Faster Pussycat Kill Kill" - The X-Ray Harpoons
"Thunder Kiss '65" - White Zombie
"Faster Pussycat" - The Cramps

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1/03/2017

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me as a guest. I am always happy to talk about Tura Satana. Let me know if you ever want to follow up with a discussion of Pam Grier!

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  2. What a fun and insightful program, Mr. White and guests. The discussion with Dean DeFino about the cult film phenomenon was extremely interesting.

    The film truly transcends the audience (drive-ins) it was initially made for. It is probably a decade since I watched it on TCM Underground, and it left a strong impression on me. It was shown on a double bill with Mudhoney, which I have also not forgotten. Hal Hopper's portrayal of the abusive and predatory husband remains one of the most disturbing characters I have ever seen in a movie.

    Incidentally, when TCM Underground began, there was a short promotional piece for it that featured Tura Sutana and Lori Williams. I do not remember Haji being in it, but I could certainly be wrong about it.

    It is a shame that Russ Meyer's films are not out in the world to a greater degree. The DVDs are quite expensive, and I have yet to see one appear on a legitimate streaming site.

    Looking forward to the Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls episode. That is one of my all-time favorite movies.

    - A longtime listener




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