Sunday, July 10, 2016

366 Days at the Drive-In: Day 284

The Date: July 10
The Movie: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
What Is It?: A depraved free-for-all of sex and violence that finds Tura Satana as a go-go dancing maniac who tours around the country in her hot rod with her pals Haji and Lori Williams raising hell and looking for kicks. While Tura is clearly the star of the picture, Lori Williams steals the show whenever she’s on screen, and she gets most of the best lines. Russ Meyer proves that he was a lot more skilled behind the camera than most give him credit for; the black and white photography is just as striking as the cleavage he so loved to exploit. Just don’t go looking for America down the front of Tura’s cat suit, because “You won’t see much of it lookin’ down there, Columbus!”
Why Today?: On this day in 1938, Tura Satana is born.
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