(Image via @LoCoMinX) “Tura Thursday” is a regular series celebrating the legacy of the late, great Tura Satana, best known as Varla in the 1965 Russ Meyer cult classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. This series is curated by Tura’s longtime manager, friend, confidant and CEO of Tura Satana Productions, Siouxzan Perry.
We’re now just over a week into our kickass fan crowdfunding campaign to make the first authorized documentary on Tura’s life and so here’s a quick blast of the powerful press and media interest we’ve had so far and some tasty new items on our Kickstarter page!
PRESS We’ve had some cool write ups in the press this week such as Indiewire journalist, Yoselin Acevedo’s piece: John Waters and Dita Von Teese Featured in Documentary About Cult Icon Tura Satana
“Any kick-ass leading lady you see in movies today? Tura was there first. She blazed the trail for them and deserves recognition for that,” said producer/director Cody Jarrett. The film is being co-produced by Satana’s longtime manager and friend Siouxzan Perry.”
There is also a huge shout out in Tom Stockman’s in-depth blog: We Are Movie Geeks TURA! – THE TURA SATANA DOCUMENTARY – Join ‘Team Tura’ and Help With Their KICKSTARTER Campaign He reminds us that it’s time to set the Tura’s story straight! Despite her underground popularity and huge internet presence, Tura’s accomplishments and vast influence remain largely unrecognized. Tura fought long and hard for gains that others have since reaped the benefits from.
I am also doing a Podcast next Monday at Earth Station One Broadcasting Network, your station for all things geek! We don’t have the time set yet, but will put up the link to the podcast as soon as we know. Or you can check it out yourself here.
TWITTER We are so excited to have the PERFECT narrator for Tura’s documentary – the fabulous Margaret Cho, who has already tweeted the project out this week. Follow @margaretcho on Twitter and whilst you’re there follow @theturasatana too, and get tweeting for us all!
If you have not managed to saunter over to our Kickstarter page yet, get over there – you’ll be in for some great surprises and there are more to come as the campaign gets hot! Right now you can watch a special update and sneak peek of HAIRSPRAY director John Waters talking about Him and Divine getting stoned at the drive-in watching FPKK:
Check out Bra Friday – this is for real…the bras are from Tura’s personal collection which she used to take with her and sign when we went to conventions! Unfortunately, I only have very few signed bras but the ones which are on offer for perks, come with a certificate of authenticity signed personally by Tura. Finally, once you have pledged you get to see what people are saying about the campaign. And I can tell you, there’ve been more than a few tears back at the office as I read so many beautiful words from fans, and also friends who personally knew Tura and are backing us all the way. We are making some of the backers comments into graphics and will be publishing them on various social media platforms. Here’s one to be going on with. Get your Kleenex out. And as always, please visit our site and sign our guestbook!