Belted. Buckled. Booted. Badass: Tura Satana on Screen

Join feminist pop culture historian, Jen Stuller, for a What The Femme! event celebrating the glorious bad girl goodness of the legendary Ms. Satana.

November 2, 2019


From her burlesque beginnings and subsequent rejection of a marriage proposal from Elvis himself, to her iconic portrayal of a vicious go-go dancer/drag racer/murderess in the classic Russ Meyer B-Movie, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Tura Satana was always yin and yang, sweet and salty; of her toughness, she once said, "You can still be feminine and have balls." Like the aforementioned thrill-seeker, Varla, she was a velvet glove cast in iron. 

SIFF year-round passes and vouchers are not valid for this event.


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Join feminist pop culture historian, Jen Stuller, for a What The Femme! event celebrating the bad-girl-goodness of the legendary Ms. Satana. We'll dive into her oeuvre--including Irma la DouceThe Astro-ZombiesThe Doll SquadPussycat, and more--while discussing historical significance, race, gender & empowerment, the exploitation genre, and Satana's cinematic influence from Quentin Tarantino to Pee-Wee Herman.

Class Specifics:
Saturday, November 2, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00PM
SIFF Film Center
$25 | $20 SIFF Members

About the Instructor:
Jennifer K. Stuller is a writer, media critic, and feminist pop culture historian. She is the author of "Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology," and the editor of "Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer." She has been published in BBC News, Bitch Media, and Geek Monthly. Additionally, Stuller is Co-Founder and former Board President of GeekGirlCon. A sought-after speaker, she brings her messages of media literacy and positive fandom to a variety of audiences, and speaks about geek culture and activism at conferences, libraries, and schools in the US and internationally. Stuller is a rebellion built on hope, and has vowed to use her powers only for good.

About What The Femme!:
What The Femme! is a SIFF Education series exploring female-representing character archetypes in cinema through analyzing the roles of women in horror, science fiction, and fantasy films. Each session will explore one character or archetype through two to three primary films, though more will be referenced. This education extension of SIFF's WTF Festival programming is curated by Colleen O'Holleran.