Russ Meyer is one of those directors whose movies work as a window into their mind and psyche. Watching something like Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! works as a means of discovering what it is, exactly, that turns him on. And the answer is glaringly obvious after the first thirty seconds: Big tits and powerful, intimidating women.
Tura Satana stars as Varla, a bloodthirsty go-go dancer with a penchant for fast cars, with quick money on her mind. Rosie (Haji) and Billie (Lori Williams) are her partners in both dance and in crime. The three of them together form a trifecta of too-cool-for-school wickedness. They don’t care who they have to hurt or what they have to do to get what they want.
Andrea Beesley is an important person in Phoenix, AZ. If you’ve heard stories of a weird movie that you feel like you have to see, chances are Andrea is working on getting it shown somewhere. I’ve been lucky enough to see many of her screening for films like Texas Chainsaw Massacre (with Marilyn Burns in attendance), Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and The Room… hundreds of times, it feels like I’ve seen the room.
She was gracious enough to answer 10 questions for me.