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August 12, 2013

Haji Cat

Barbarella Catton the Canadian actress more commonly known as Haji, passed away at the weekend aged 67. She appeared in several Russ Meyer films, including Motorpsycho (1965), Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965),  and Supervixens (1975). All classics of their genre.

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Meyers satirical sexploitation film went directly against the grain of the mainstream movies of the day. A Zappa to the motion picture world you could say… Or was Zappa a Meyer of the music world?

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Of course we have our early biker film, before Easy Rider, and fairly gritty in its nature. The women are buxom, the characters crude, narration camp, yet the female empowerment seeps through the stories. Haji fits the bill on all accounts. The seminal Faster, faster pussycat! Kill! Kill! Is the zenith in his career.

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After watching these you can see where Quentin Tarantino gets his inspiration. . . and I do believe that’s a Triumph on the poster of Motorpsycho..