Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

BBB.5

(out of 5)


This cult classic still has plenty of power to entertain. Three lethally sexy women, led by B-movie superstar , drive out into the middle of the desert to race their cars on their day off from their jobs as go-go dancers. Out there they meet a strapping jock and his silly bikini-clad girlfriend, whom they challenge to a race that turns out to be deadly, then go to the ranch of a hermetic, rich old man and his two sons, hoping to take his money and run off into the sunset without the law on their tail. Featuring hilariously campy dialogue, ridiculous stunts and bountiful cleavage, the film is to be laughed with and at, depending on the moment. Satana is divinely powerful, a glorious icon whom many women of the time found to be heroic; this might strike some as politically incorrect in our day and age, as her character is a violent sociopath who basically looks like a pinup girl.  Considering, though, that Doris Day had apologized to her husband James Garner two years earlier in The Thrill Of It All for having gotten a job and abandoned her duties as his housewife, begging to be allowed back into their home so that she can cook his dinner for him every night, it’s easy to see why some women would see more appropriate role models here. Director Russ Meyer is more famous for a lot of bad softcore films, but this foray into “legitimate” filmmaking is a worthy effort.


Eve Productions

USA, 1965

Directed by

Story by Russ Meyer, Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Film Editing by Russ Meyer,

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