Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) Film Review


I have long heard of this film, but never actually seen it. It is a cult classic, and there are reasons for this. Essentially, Russ Meyer made a lot of films with extremely large-breasted women. Like Ed Wood, he believed his films were good and worthy; but if this is anything to go on, good and worthy are not a good way to describe this.

The “plot” of this film is confusing and weak; three strippers are driving from one town to the next when they stop on some salt flats. A guy and his girlfriend appear; he wants to do some time trials, and it turns into a race. For no clear reason, at the end of the race, one of the strippers, Varla (Tura Satana) kills the guy and the three women drug and kidnap the girl. When filling up with petrol, they are told of a local man who has a fortune hidden on his property. The women go there, a series of strange things occur and most of them end up dead.

It’s not good film, but it’s fun and funny and utterly ridiculous. Don’t try to watch this wearing your feminist hat. You may break your brain.

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