Staff A-Z of Film: F is For… sexy, speedy and faster faster FASTER

WILLIAM SAYS:

F is for Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (Russ Meyer, 1965)

FASTER PUSSYCAT, KILL! KILL! is the story of [a] new breed of SUPERWOMEN emerging out of the ruthlessness of our times. We are introduced to three buxom Go-Go girls: VARLA, ROSIE, and BILLIE, wildly dancing the Watusi before the leers, jeers and lecherous come-ons of their drooling all-male audience. The violence, implicit in the girls’ tease, is quickly moved out of the microcosmic bar into the outside world as they literally let go of themselves, embarking on a wild, violent, deadly journey of vengeance on all men. VARLA, the outrageously abundant KARATE MASTER leader of the pack, breaks the arms and back of one man, runs her Porsche over two others, grinds a fourth, a muscleman, against a a wall and eventually, deliberately goes down the path of her own self-destruction, dragging her two buxotic cohorts along with her.

– Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! press kit

Perhaps it is the sincere irreverence of the whole endeavor  – the sense that all involved (actors, director, spectators) know exactly that what they are dealing with is ironic, yet continue to nevertheless to believe in “the lie that tells the truth” and all without a trace of either condescension or naitvité – that makes  FASTER PUSSYCAT, KILL! KILL! in the words of the likes of John Waters, no less, “Beyond a doubt, the best movie ever made.”

– Mark Betz, “Camping in the Movies of Russ Meyer: Some Notes in Passing”, Gerbil: A Queer Culture Zine no. 9

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F is also for Fluff (William E. Jones, 1999)

Watch it here – not suitable for weurghk, without headphones

Fluff is at once a tribute to abstract video art and an affectionate send-up of the promotional language of 1970s gay porno flicks.  As in the opening sequence of Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, a gravelly, almost satanic, voice-over modulates simple black and white patterns.  The narrator speaks more and more quickly until the piece becomes a frenzy of overwrought prose and bracing disco music.

– William E. Jones

F is also for Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974), Fireworks (Kenneth Anger, 1947), Flesh (Paul Morrissey, 1968) Frenzy (Alfred Hitchcock, 1972), and – Tom’s right – First Blood (Ted Kotcheff, 1982)

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ALY SAYS:

fastandthefurious4_posterF is for FAST AND FURIOUS

“I live my life a quarter-mile at a time.” 
Fast and the Furious is about illegal street racing and heists. Street racer and ex-convict Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew are under suspicion of stealing expensive electronic equipment. The late Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) is an undercover police officer who attempts to find out who exactly is stealing the equipment.
vinCars, girls and money, that does it for me! With the combination of high-octane car chases, stunts and elaborate heists sequences I enjoyed this film more that I thought I would. One of my favourite parts of the movie is when one of the characters, Jesse, is asked to say grace and he delivers a grace like I’ve never heard before.
    “Dear Heavenly… uh…Spirit. Thank you for providing us with the direct-port
     nitrous… uh… injection, four-core intercoolers, an’ ball-bearing turbos, and…
     um… titanium valve springs. Thank you.”
After the success of the first Fast and the Furious movie, it has been followed by six sequels with number seven of the series was being worked on as we currently. But with the resent passing out one of the main characters Paul Walker, will the series end here? Only time will tell.
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ALY SAYS:
friday-night-lights-2F is also for FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (TV Series)
Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team in the town of Dillon, Texas. It follows the trials and tribulations of the towns football players, their friends, family, and coaching staff.
Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of American Football, there is very little actual game time action and more about what goes on behind the scenes of the sport much like Moneyball (Brad Pitt & Jonah Hill). Episodes of the show tackle race and class, and what life is like for those who don’t embrace either God or football.
If you enjoy the first season and feel like you want more, don’t fret, the other four seasons are finally available in the UK as well as a movie starring Billy Bob Thornton with the same title.

He Who Would Be 90 : RUSS MEYER

 “Are you girls a bunch of nudists, or just short on clothes?”

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgWoPFX1Sz0

HAPPY WOULD-BE BIRTHDAY, RUSS MEYER…

“King of the Nudies”

For those of you who have yet to experience the hedonistic, go-go-dazzling and sometimes questionable pleasures of  a  Russ Meyer film, now’s the day to indulge. Maker of such classics as Motor Psycho (1965), Wild Gals of the Naked West (1962), Supervixens (1975) and the documentary Mondo Topless (1966), Meyer has left behind him a cult following and a reputation as a sexploitation-film god. Check out Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) and:

The trailer posted below is a great watch in itself… Enjoy.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QoofxBm-IA