November 14, 2008

Written by Nico

From the very start, an altered red-band that lists the movie as PG-DD lets you know that the filmmakers have their tongue planted quite firmly in cheek. I also got that same feeling when I had the chance to interview them down at San Diego Comic Con in July. Since they’d actually been denied their presentation slot because of their material, I trolled around their website ( to get acquainted. Feel free to do the same.

The story, as I understand it, has the trio of leading ladies coming together for the big score (diamonds being a girl’s best friend) but then the proverbial shit hits the fan. The ladies in question — Julia Voth (Trixie, the stripper), Erin Cummings (Hel, the sexbomb) and America Olivo (Camero, the psycho-slut) – were as lovely in person as they appear in the trailer. Everyone in that room was excited about the visual orgasm they promise this film will deliver, including the producers who chimed in from the side. Their enthusiasm definitely help fuel my interest.

The trailer itself shows the hodgepodge nature of the film as gritty realistic elements converge with highly altered-reality bits. It seems primed to grab a cult following with some very quotable sound bites as well as noteworthy cameos from the casts of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys as well as Xena: Warrior Princess. I had to watch the trailer a few times thinking “did I hear that right” and “did I see that?” If you’re not sold on watching it yet, two words: breast slo-mo (something not seen since Baywatch… and the comfort of your home entertainment system).

Imagine if Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill and Sin City had a psychotic, sexy offspring… That film is Bitch Slap.

If nothing else, Bitch Slap is definitely a noble experiment stocked with some pleasing eye candy. I look forward to seeing all the divergent elements come together in the final film which could bring the pop back to popcorn filmmaking and hopefully not the corn.

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