Sunday, August 3, 2014
#534 Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
"Ladies and gentlemen....welcome to violence!" This movie is completely ridiculous and over the top and I love it! It is about a female gang of go-go dancers who are also drag racers and murderers. The leader is Varla, who has Elvira-level cleavage throughout the whole movie and always seems to be standing with one foot up on her car. There's Rosie, with her over the top Italian accent (complete with hand gestures), who may or may not be in love with Varla, and then there's Billie, who spends the movie either dancing, flirting, or drinking. In the beginning of the movie, Varla murders this guy, and then the girls kidnap his girlfriend, who spends the rest of the movie running around in her bikini and crying. Then they spend the rest of the movie trying to figure out how to steal from this old man. The plot is the least important aspect of this movie, however, and its more about the camp. This movie has tons of campy dialogue including stuff like when asked if they want a soft drink and Varla replies "Honey, we don't like nothing soft. Everything we touch is hard." This movie is anything but subtle, and that's what makes it so great. There are at least four parts in this movie where people are rolling around in the dirt while fighting. I also love that Varla fights by karate chopping. She must have some deadly hands because both times that she fights she kicks the guys' asses. This movie was just a lot of fun to watch and you can see the influence it had on a lot of other things. There's one line of dialogue that is also the name of a Daniel Clowes comic, and there's another line of dialogue that was sampled in a Rob Zombie song. According to IMDb, Quentin Tarantino might be remaking this movie, and I think that it would be really cool to see an updated version. You can see a bit of influence from this movie in "Death Proof."