Russ Meyer's FASTER PUSSYCAT...KILL, KILL & Paul Verhoeven's SHOW GIRLS
Russ Meyer's FASTER PUSSYCAT...KILL!! KILL! (NR, 1965, 83 min)
In association with the Russ Meyers Estate, Retro is proud to present this ultra-rare screening of the camp classic about a new breed of superwomen! We are introduced to three buxom Go-Go girls: Varla, Rosie, and Billie, wildly dancing the Watusi before the leers and jeers of their all-male audience. Soon, they embark on a wild, 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 muscleman against a wall and eventually goes down the path of self-destruction, dragging her two cohorts along with her.
Paul Verhoeven's SHOWGIRLS (NR, 1995, 131 min)
Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley) arrives in Las Vegas to become a showgirl. She gets a job as a lap dancer at the seedy Cheetah Club, but after a chance meeting with Cristal Connors (Gina Gershon), the star of Goddess, the current show at the hotel, Nomi secures an audition for a spot on the chorus line. However, she soon realizes that fame comes with a price as her friendships, her morals and her soul are put to the test as she works her way up the ladder and becomes the star of the show, stealing Cristal's part. Also starring Kyle MacLachlan.
Friday, July 27