Monday, February 07, 2011

Byebye Pussycat

Tura Santana, who played my favourite pussycat Varla in Russ Meyer's kitschy morality-tale Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! has died aged 72.

I could go on about how Santana was a postmodern feminist icon, how she challenged traditional notions of femininity, how she combined iconography from The Adams Family, burlesqe and S/M, but instead I'll just say that she was great and it will be impossible to ever parody this film or better it.

Tura, I hope that wherever you are, you're breaking the speed limit and beating up All-American he-men. If you think that you can tame her, well just you try-y.

1 comment:

kleverkloggs said...

R.I.P. (sniff)