Friday, August 20, 2010

Badass Chicks

Forget Janis Joplin's psychedelic 356- it's Tura Satana's Porsche in "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" that I remember now when I think of mid-60s Porsches in the movies...

"Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" is a 1965 exploitation film directed by Russ Meyer.

Three thrill-seeking go-go dancers (remember go-go dances in the 60s)— Billie (Lori Williams), Rosie (Haji), and their leader, Varla (Tura Satana) — encounter a young couple in the desert while drag racing. After killing the boyfriend (Ray Barlow) with her bare hands, Varla drugs, binds, gags and kidnaps his girlfriend, Linda (Susan Bernard). It goes all down hill from there.

The film was shot in the extreme western parts of the Mojave Desert. However, some of the scenes appear to have been filmed farther east, near Baker, California.

However, while Tura had a non-Lucas equipped '64/'65 356, her sidekicks, Haji and Lori Williams, were forced to make do with less menacing British iron in the movie.
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via: Jalopnik

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  1. Keith Nelson wrote: I don't remember that movie, BUT it may have played at the Ace drive in and I was tooo busy doing other things to watch.

  2. Rocky said...ah cleavage way back in '65........ how'd I miss it?

  3. The 356 happened to be Meyer's personal car.
    Low budget grindhouse flix are sadly just memories... as are the baddass chicks from our day that sported Tura's cleavage!

    Nowadays, hooters like that tend to be Memorex.

    And no way would the German language title have been allowed in the US-of-By-God-A at the time.
    Gotta find that poster...

  4. For a moment I thought those girls were the '60,s female surf group The Honeys!