Capital Celluloid 2024 — Day 18: Thu Jan 18

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (Meyer, 1965): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 9pm

This 35mm presentation is part of the 'Scala: Sex, drugs and rock and roll cinema' season at BFI Southbank. The screening on January 18th is introduced by filmscholar and write Virginie Selavy. The movie also screens on January 2nd. Full details here.

Time Out review:
This shows Russ Meyer to be a fine action director as well as America's best-known tit man. Though decorated with the usual array of top-heavy starlets - a trio of homicidal disco dancers on rest-and-recreation in the Californian desert (which means fast cars and whatever kinky thrills come their way) - it was in fact made as an exploiter for the Southern states' undemanding drive-in market. A cheap and efficient comic horror movie, it's funniest when its dialogue and characters' behaviour are at their most non sequitur. The twaddlesome plot about the cover-up of a man's murder by the (lesbian) leader of this girlie gang is helped enormously by a brooding music score which sounds as if it had walked in from a paranoid Cold War sci-fi film; and the weirdo desert farmhouse family the trio happen upon pre-dates 
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 
by almost a decade.

Here (and above) is the trailer. 

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