Despite the best efforts form the likes of Quentin Tarantino and his ilk, the genre of sixties sexploitation films has never seen a popular resurgence. Maybe that’s because modern film makers can’t hold a candle to the original master of boobs and brawling, Russ Meyer. Meyer’s destiny was set in motion at the age of fourteen when his mother pawned her wedding ring in order to buy him an 8-mm camera. Little did she know that selfless act would eventually lead to her son being crowned ‘the King of the Nudies.”
Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill! is probably Meyer’s best-known work, and for us it’s his most notable effort because of the cool cars driven by the buxom protagonists, and on occasion also used by them as killing machines. The plot involves a trio of Go-Go dancers who, bored with their manic gyrations in the strip club not involving the maiming or death of others, break out and head for the desert. There they kill a dude, kidnap the dead dude’s girlfriend, and attempt to scam a cripple and his developmentally stunted but hunky son out of their secret stash of cash. All the while they kick up dust and mayhem in a quartet of sports cars- ’59 MGA, ’63 MBG, a ’65 Porsche 356 C and a ’58 TR3A.
Check out the cool cars,and well, other stuff (don’t worry, it’s pretty safe for work), in the trailer after the jump. … Continue Reading