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Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) Poster

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Lead actress Tura Satana legally owned her likeness and image. So, whenever Russ Meyer wanted to change the artwork or re-release the project, he had to get her permission and sometimes pay her all over again.
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Russ Meyer named the movie like this because he claims that a movie has everything when it contains speed (faster), sex (pussycat) and violence (kill,kill).
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Although the film was profitable, it was not a big hit when originally released. It has gone on to become a cult film and has been shown at film festivals and art house cinemas.
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For the catfight scene between Rosie and Billie Russ Meyer told them to not rehearse to add to the realism. He gave them directions not to hit each other to ensure no one was hurt. Because the fight is real you can see genuine hairpulling and each woman throwing sand in each other's face.
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One of John Waters' favorite movies.
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The film did not receive a UK certificate until 1980.
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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Sue Bernard (Linda) was just 16 at the time filming. She didn't know how to drive.
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Quentin Tarantino had been writing a reboot of the film, but the film never passed the development stage.
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During principal photography, the cast and crew stayed at the Adobe Motel in Johannesburg.
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The radio buttons in Varla's Porsche 356 C are labeled LMMUU. They were for switching the radio to long, middle/medium or ultra-shortwave/VHF band reception, designations commonly used in Europe. Later models switched over to the American standard of AM or FM bands.
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According to the Rialto Report, some of the filming locations claimed in Jimmy McDonough's 2005 book "Big Bosoms and Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of the Sex Film," are incorrect. Interviews with stars Tura Satana and Haji, as well as a few crew members on the film, reveal that the Adobe Hotel was actually located in Mojave, 44 miles south of Johannesburg, which is closer to the location of the 'Old Man's' house and the salt flats. It is now (February 2018) a Best Value Inn. The opening scenes at the club were shot not at the Pussycat Club in Van Nuys, but at the Pink Pussycat Club on Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood, which is now a restaurant named Delilah. Dry lake scenes were filmed at Rosamond Lake, a natural dry lake bed twenty miles south of the Adobe Motel. The gas station is in Randsburg, a desert gold mining town, 40 miles north of Mojave.
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The Spice Girls video for "Say You'll Be There" was a pastiche of this movie, something which was probably lost on their young fans.
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"Entertainment Weekly" ranked this #16 on its "Guilty Pleasures: Testosterone Edition" list in its March 30, 2007, issue.
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The band Faster Pussycat took their name from this film.
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Richard S. Brummer came up with the title that would be registered as the official title, and contribute to the film's success, at the end of the production stage.
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Ranked #15 in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 50 Cult Films of All-Time."
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In 1992, the heavy metal band White Zombie memorialized this film with the song "Thunder Kiss '65."
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The car Varla drives is a Porsche 356 C.
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Critic and comedian Jonathan Ross' favorite film.
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Tura Satana said in a 2004 interview that, regardless of the nudity and sexual themes of his films and female characters, she always felt Russ Myers was a feminist at heart. "He loved to make women look good. I have never seen any of the gals in his films look bad. And the men in his movies were always incapacitated in some way. They were either in a wheelchair or on crutches or short of a full deck. He liked to make women strong, make them feel that they were empowered."
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