Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tura Satana has died

Tura Satana, who played Varla, the leader of the group of go-go dancers in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, has died. Various sources place her age as either 72 or 75.

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! is one of hte great cult films of the 1960s, about three nightclub dancers who get in their sportscar and, in the scrubland of California, find a wheelchair-bound farmer and his two sons. Rumor has it that the farmer has a stash of money somewhere on the land, and the ladies decide that they want it! And they'll use their sexuality to get it! You might think that, because the movie is really designed to show off the women's assets, that there's not much to it. But it's really a better movie than its cult status might lead you to believe. That cult status ensured it a DVD release, but the release it got is apparently an overpriced one.

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