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  • Mod Movie Monday Time! This Week, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, 1970

    Posted on August 16th, 2010 "Tiki Chris" Pinto No comments

    beyond-valley-dolls-posterHere’s a truly Mod movie for Mod Movie Monday…What do you get when you mix late ’60s Hollywood with stacked chicks, Russ Meyer and a young Roger Ebert? Just what you’d expect…a classless, confusing, wild and oh-so-fun-to-watch flick with a cast of hot chicks and a good old fashioned X rating.

    Beyond The Valley Of The Dollsvalleyofdollsdetail

    from 1974 is NOT a sequel to The Valley of the Dolls. In fact, other than some shared costumes and Manson-style murders, there’s nothing to do with Valley of the Dolls. But hey, everyone was juiced up on acid in 1970 so who cares, right? Diggit.

    beyond-the-valley-dolls-zmaI’m not even going to try to explain the plot of this movie beyond four hot, mod chicks in a rock band decide to head out to LA to make it big, and everything goes nuts from there. The girls get naked a lot. There’s ’60s-style lipstick lesbian sex. Kool cars. Drugs. Music by the Strawberry Alarm Clock. Crazy swingin’ Hollywood parties. Styles, decor and music that will send you far out, baby. It’s the scene. It’s also funny (intentionally) and has some wacky, out-there scenes (especially the ending) that writer Roger Ebert (yeah, the thumbs guy) and director Russ Meyer cooked up on-set. valley-dolls-sex-scene(Funny note: Russ Meyer didn’t know the film was getting an X rating, which is pretty much equivalent to an NC-17 today. He said if he’d known it he would have added a lot more sex and nudity to the film).

    valley-dolls-hookaDinner & Cocktails: There’s actually a drink called LSD, which I think is fitting for this flick:

    0.5 oz  Banana Liqueur
    0.5  oz Vodka
    1 wedge  Lemon
    1 sprinkle  Sugar
    0.25 oz  Sambuca

    Pour banana liqueur and vodka into shot glass. Place lemon wedge over shot glass. Sprinkle with sugar and add float of Sambuca.

    beyondvalleyofthedollspartySounds kinda disgusting, but who knows. Maybe it’s better if you do the real LSD first. As for food…anti-establishment all the way! You have to fight the man…the chef..man…and go against the grain of society to make your own voice heard, baby…put a hot dog on a hamburger bun…eat your steak with your hands…radical ideas like that. You know where I’m comin’ from, brothers and sisters. Lay down that groovy flower power. Or something.

    Anyway while you’re enjoying your hippiefest I’ll be at the Tiki Bar having a Zombie. Later kids!

    -Tiki Chris P, like, sitting in the center of the cosmos, listening to sitar tunes and watching the pretty swirly colors of the tropical flowers.

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  • Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!

    Posted on August 2nd, 2010 "Tiki Chris" Pinto 2 comments

    faster_pussycat_kill_killStraight out of hell comes three krazy hot roddin’ chicks out for kicks. From 1965 here comes Russ Meyers’

    Faster Pussycat! KILL! KILL!

    Starring Tura Santana, Haji and Lori Williams.

    It’s been said that Russ Meyer named this movie Faster Pussycat! KILL! KILL! because he believes that a movie has everything when it contains speed (faster), sex (pussycat) and violence (KILL! KILL!). Well, there’s plenty of all of it in this Black & White B-Beauty.faster_pussycat_3-screen

    First off, I don’t think there were three hotter chicks to zoom out of the ’60s. Santana is so stacked it’s a wonder she can fit behind the wheel of that sportster. Of course I have a thing for the blonde stripper.

    faster-pussycat-girlsWhat’s the flick about? Three sleazy, badass girls that like to race hot European sports cars and start brawls go too far and commit murder. It gets more insane from there. Some of it is so violent you’ll wonder how they got away with it in the ’60s. Some of it is funny, intentionally. Some of it is krazy sexy, even by today’s standards. The flick is such a cult classic that one of our favorite retro-lovin’ kats, Quintin Tarantino has his own version in the works, slated for 2012 release. If anyone else were re-making the flick I’d say hell no. But with QT at the wheel, it’s got to be good (but still no match to the original). In the mean time see the original in all its black and white glory, and get ready to experience the dirty, gritty, sleazy side of the 1960’s.

    faster-pussycat-turaDinner & Drinks: If you can get your hands on some moonshine, go for it. And Southern cooking all the way…fried chicken, biscuits, you catch my drift. If you’re brave you can try a Tura Santana Cocktail: three parts moonshine, one part hi-test gasoline, with a dash of blood. Light it up. (Tiki Lounge Talk not responsible for burnt eyebrows or damaged organs)faster-pussycat-kill-kill-h

    -Tiki Chris Pinto reporting from the back seat of the ’53 Chevy Hot Rod, at the drive-in movies behind the Tiki Bar.

    Tiki Lounge Talk – The swingin’ retro & tiki culture blog for red-blooded vintage hipsters, man.