Whilst we await some exciting developments on the sexploitation video front, (see yesterday’s post for details), news has reached the Spank Statement information desk that “Grindhouse” cinema could be about to make a spectacular comeback!
Let’s hope the true spirit of those late Sixties and early Seventies films can be recaptured. Soft core, trashy, and low budget, but with the sort of fun and adventurous spirit that means spanking DOES get included as part of the sexual menu.
To fill you in on the details, here’s another equally exciting development – A GUEST POST!
Yes, regular contributor Karl Friedrich Gauss, has gone to the trouble of writing up this piece for your enjoyment. So please leave a comment. As we don’t like to be rude to guests do we?
Three of the worst “bad girls” in cinema history are slated for reincarnation in cult director Quentin Tarantino’s remake of Russ Meyer’s sexploitation classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!.
According to Slashfilm.com, Quentin Tarantino wants to remake Russ Meyer’s 1965 exploitation flick Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, with Britney Spears, Eva Mendes and Kim Kardashian. And to add another lascivious layer of his homemade icing, QT wants to make his version ‘even raunchier’.
Russ Meyer’s original Pussycat is a comic book of a movie with oversexed, scantily clad, large-breasted, bad girl go go dancers, who go in for reckless driving, killing boyfriends and terrorizing poor farm families.
With it’s newsreel voice-overs, it’s preposterous plot line, and its one dimensional characters, it’s so bad, that in its own overwrought way it’s good, if only as an example of the kind of movies that were once made for teenagers – who really only needed a background track for necking and petting at the drive-in.
Now this is just the sort of stuff that Quentin Tarantino loves to get his hands on. His last flick, Death Proof, was an unabashed homage to B-movie culture. For the American market, it was packaged as half of a double bill under the name Grindhouse.
The opening act of this double bill was Robert Rodrigues’ Planet Terror a zombie slasher film, also in the classical B-movie tradition. And in between were fake trailers for nonexistent films. Hobo With a Shotgun was particularly hilarious. (N.B. vanilla link: No spanking)
Before that, Tarantino’s Kill Bill paid homage to his much beloved Hong Kong martial arts film genre. And of course before that, his greatest hit was undoubtedly Pulp Fiction, which I’m sure you’ve all seen by now.
If you haven’t, run, don’t walk to your nearest video store and rent it right away. It’s flashy, funny, sexy, subtle, violent and irreverent all the good things that film can be. So it will be fun to see what Mr. T. does with his new Faster Pussycat.
Of course we all know what should really have happened to those three bad girls.
But it remains to be seen whether Tarantino would really script his leading man to take them out behind the barn or drag them off to the woodshed for a good thrashing. The rural ranch setting of Russ Meyer’s original would certainly have been perfect for an ending like that.
While it certainly doesn’t amount to much, there is already a video on YouTube of rumoured leading woman Kim Kardashian receiving one spank at LA Fashion Week:
Could this be a portent of things to come?