Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Like A Velvet Glove Cast In Iron by Dave Goode

I can remember back in the 90s there was a rumor going about of someone remaking the cult classic FASTER,PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! that originally starred Tura Satana. Rumors circulated that the plan was to star adult film actress Tera Patrick or Penthouse Pet of the Year (1993) Julie Strain as Varla,the character Satana played in the original. I thought the 6'1" Strain might have been interesting. She did star in a number of straight-to-video action and horror flicks. But I'm glad the movie never came about. Much like "there's only one Race Bannon". There is only one Varla. And that's Tura Satana.


was film auteur Russ Meyer's 10th movie and was released on August 6,1965. With a screenplay written by Jack(Jackie) Moran. The movie was made on a budget of $45,000 and told the story of three go-go dancers who go on a kidnapping and killing spree. Imagine if you will the "bad girls" from your high school killing Moon-Doggie and kidnapping and terrorizing Gidget. One of the cool things about this flick was it's star Ms.Satana using martial arts to overcome two of the men in the movie. Satana was a real-life martial artist (aikido and karate) and it was interesting to see her use those skills in a pre-kung fu mania movie.

I got to thinking some time back that FASTER.PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! mIght have made for a cool one-shot comic book during it's initial release. Something you can easily imagine being published by Myron Fass, with art supplied by Eric Stanton and the mystery inker (Wink,Wink.) who worked with him on Sweeter Gwen and a number of other " under the counter " soft-core comics. I imagine a book featuring four individual 8-page vignettes starring the movie's four female leads Varla,Rosie,Billie and their victim Linda that lead up to the events in the film. Followed by the adaptation of the movie.  Below is a my idea of how the first vignette would look ably illustrated by my good buddy and collaborator Vance Capley.

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1 comment:

  1. Jack(Jackie)Moran was a one-time child actor who appeared in GONE WITH THE WIND.He also played Buster Crabbe's youthful sidekick in the 1938 movie serial BUCK ROGERS.