<b>Voyeurism and Lacan’s Gaze in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!</b><br>Alison Mayer

Voyeurism and Lacan’s Gaze in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Alison Mayer

It would be easy to surmise that a film entitled Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) is purely an entertaining sexploitation film. Indeed, director Russ Meyer does not purposefully attempt much beyond that. The film contains more than its fair share of large breasts and ultra-violence. However, although the three females leads in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! […]

<b>Sex, Murder and Feminism in the Giallo</b><br>Amanda Palmer

Sex, Murder and Feminism in the Giallo
Amanda Palmer

Violence, blood, gratuitous nudity and sex are all at the core of The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, Italy, 1971).  These elements are not unique to this particular film—rather they are key traits of the Italian giallo genre, as well as the American slasher film cycle.  In the giallo, the mysterious killer’s wrath is targeted […]

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