Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
This a really campy, fun, corny,exploitation movie from the 60’s (1965 to be exact). Russ Meyer directed this movie and many more exploitation films that featured very busty women (Super Vixens, Black Snake, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Vixen!, Lorna, and many more). The movie basically follows three wild go go dancers that get into a lot of trouble. The main stars were Tura Satana and Haji, they were both very popular in the 60s. Tura Satana dated Elvis Presley for awhile and was a well known burlesque dancer. I watched this movie on youtube after listening to a Stuff You Should Know podcast on exploitation films. You can find out how exploitation movies work on howstuffworks.com. Even though this movie clearly exploits women, it also shows powerful women in control of their sexuality which I’m all for. Unfortunately Russ Meyer often shows these powerful women getting killed or roughed up at the end of his movies (spoiler alert!) and the women are often kind of slutty, but I’m a fan of 60s/70s films. These movies are R-rated, but show nothing new if you watch shows like True Blood, Dexter, Homeland, Game of Thrones or just watch Showtime and HBO in general.
Faster Pussycat Kill Kill is another idea for a simple Halloween Costume. You just need tight fitting clothes, go go boots, leather gloves, short shorts, and black eyeliner. The style is very early 60s and sexy with full hair. You kind of have to show some cleavage, but you can also do some karate with this look like Tura did in the movie. This look is not as bad as some costumes I’ve seen during Halloween.
Here’s some 60s makeup tutorials to get more of a Faster Kill look: