If you know your sexploitation sinema, this fellow need not require an introduction. If you don’t, here’s a clue: he’s sizing up your boobs right now! (If you’re a woman, that is.) And if they’re not big enough, well, he’ll pretend you don’t exist. Yes, you guessed right, I’m referring to Mr. Tease himself: the one and only Russ Meyer!
But in my story on Meyer in my book, Sinemania!, I am Mrs. Tease and I’m not afraid to tempt him with a heaping helping of big tits and asses, while sardonically yet affectionately poking fun at his unending fetish for mammoth-sized mammaries. Add to that, his repetitive scenarios, cartoonish characters, sex-entric sleaze-ball personality, and testosterone-fueled macho philosophy! All of which, I actually love! Yes, I’m a big Russ Meyer fan and I had a lot of fun filling my story with catty tongue-in-cheek humor just for the sake of making you laugh or, better, crap in your pants.
To hit the skid marked tracks, I’ve spoofed some of the most hilarious and iconic scenes in Meyer’s movies, the ones you shouldn’t miss and will never forget, like those in these panels. Much of the dialogue coming out of his characters’ mouths is to die for with its witty over-the-top humor. Many of his bosomy female stars, such as the unforgettable Tura Satana, became legendary B-movie sex symbols and, at his most inspired, lecherous ol’ Russ really was the king of the cartoonish sex and violence genre. He was the master of sexy sell-u-lloid and bears some responsibility for the unwanted babies which were spawned as a result of his films being shown in drive-in theatres or passion pits, as they were often referred to.
If you’re itching to learn more about this weirdo at his worst and his breast, uh, best, along reading with my Sinemania! story, I suggest you pick up the book shown below. It’s a great read about the man, his films, and his life.
I’m not going to go into further detail about Meyer here. Instead, I’m going to spotlight some cartoonists sharing the filmmaker’s fascination for beautiful buxotic babes with big bazongas! Some of these talented guys have also influenced my drawing style. Or so I hope…
Bill Ward (1919-1998)
No one drew voluptuous women quite like Ward! For more of his fantastic pinups and gag cartoons, you can’t go wrong with this site: http://www.womenofward.net/
Eric Stanton (1926-1999)
Go ahead, you naughty reader, peer through the keyhole at the illustrations of the sweet and sadistic Stanton: http://www.femdomartists.com/category/eric-stanton
Al Capp (1909-1979)
No doubt that the cinematic world of Russ Meyer is very Li’l Abner-esque: hillbilly hjinks without explicit nudity. To see what I mean, check this out: http://www.printmag.com/interviews/lil-abner-al-capp-monster-cartoonist/
Bill Wenzel (1918-1987)
Although Wenzel might have been a tamer version of Bill Ward, this paperback artist and gag cartoonist was still very much at the top of his game and these websites prove it!
Now lusty Russ-ty has also inspired many contemporary artists and here are just three. (I can’t feature of all of them; the tributes to Meyer’s 1965 classic, ‘Faster, Pussycat! Kill, Kill!’, are endless!)
The fantastic Mitch O’Connell
The gory Ghoulish Gary
And yours truly…
Ah, well, I had to throw that poster from 1999 on here, too. As long as people have a taste for broad humor - in more ways than one! - that goes for the jugg-u-lar (okay, I’ll stop!), Russ Meyer’s movies will remain a source of sexy inspiration. Long live the King of Bosomania!
Coming soon to this blog: Italian director Federico Fellini and his hard-ons!
In the meantime, let Meyer’s 1975 drive-in movie masterpiece, ‘Supervixens’, act as a visual aphrodisiac!