Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! is a 1965 American exploitation film directed by Russ Meyer. It follows three go-go dancers who embark on a spree of kidnapping and murder in the California desert.
The movie is known for its violence, provocative gender roles, and its eminently quotable "dialogue to shame Raymond Chandler." It is also remembered for the indelible performance of star Tura Satana, whose character Richard Corliss called "the most honest, maybe the one honest, portrayal in the Meyer canon." Faster, Pussycat! was a commercial and critical failure upon its initial release, but it has since become widely regarded as an important and influential film.
"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to violence." The narration over images of an optical audio track gives way to three go-go dancers—Billie (Lori Williams), Rosie (Haji), and Rosie’s lover, their leader, Varla (Tura Satana)—as they shimmy and shake their way through the title song before racing their sports cars across the California desert. They play a high-speed game of chicken on the salt flats and encounter a young couple out to run a time trial. After breaking the boyfriend’s (Ray Barlow) neck in a fight, Varla kidnaps and drugs his bikini-clad teenage girlfriend, Linda (Susan Bernard).