FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL KILL!
Russ Meyer's fetishistic vision of powerful bisexual amazons of mixed ethnic backgrounds engaged in criminal super action exists in a cartoonish world of black and white humor where anything is possible. Light on plot but heavy on attitude, bawdy innuendo, and BDSM style "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! is the kind of exploitation movie that you can barely believe exists even when you're watching it.
A gang of three outlaw go-go dancers (played by Lori Williams, Haji, and the unforgettable Tura Satana) go drag racing in the desert and meet up with a young couple. Satana's muscle-flexing Varla kills the pugnacious guy with her bare hands before kidnapping his girlfriend Linda (Susan Bernard) and going on robbery mission. It isn't long before the gang have poor little Linda gagged and bound because, well, she looks great that way.
Meyer's audacious sense of eroticism, comic timing, and social satire is impressive, to say the least. "Faster Pussycat" lives up to its outrageous title for as much fun as any audience could have, with their clothes on. Oh yeah, the fact that Elvis Presley dated Tura Satana only makes this movie all the more epic.
Not Rated. 83 mins. (A+) (Five stars — out of five / no halves)
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