Tag: Russ Meyer

RIP, Haji

Actress and burlesque performer, Haji, has died. Gutter readers might remember her best as Rosie in Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!  LA Weekly and the CBC have obituaries. Here’s a probably NSFW video tribute to her work in Meyer’s films and video of her tribute to Faster, […]

RIP, Yvette Vickers

Actress and Playboy Playmate Yvette Vickers has died. She was discovered by director Billy Wilder and acted in Sunset Boulevard and such atomic era classics such as Attack of the 50-Foot Woman and Attack of the Giant Leeches.  Sadly, her body was discovered after a curious neighbor noticed […]

RIP, Tura Satana

The inimitable Tura Satana has died at 72. She was a famed burlesque performer and acted in Billy Wilder’s Irma La Douce, but she’s probably best known for her spine-breaking performance as Varla in Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Cinebeats has an excellent retrospective of her life […]

Sexploitation that’s not Sexist?

The makers of Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys have made a sexploitation lesbian heist movie in homage to Russ Meyer: Bitch Slap. It’s no Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! but it’s the movie Quentin Tarantino wishes he could make with Zoe Bell doing the stunt choreography.