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“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 are now in week three of our crowdfunding campaign so we can finish TURA! HER LIFE and finally get Tura Satana back on the big screen where she belongs!

INTERVIEWS ON FILM
Over the last 3 years, we’ve captured moving, in-depth, sometimes hilarious interviews. You’ve already seen JOHN WATERS recalling his discovery of TURA, and being so excited he brought DIVINE with him to the next show… the impact DITA VON TEESE felt when seeing Tura for the first time. We still have a lot more to come of course such as DENNIS BUSCH on working with Tura and RUSS MEYER in the Mojave Desert on FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL!… SELENE LUNA talking about working and her friendship with Tura and more.
However, Tura’s great passion for acting, and life in general, is captured best in words by the forever missed Ted V Mikels. I was so devastated when I heard he had passed but grateful that our director, Cody Jarrett, had managed to film him shortly before his death last year.

You can read much more about Ted V Mikels in the two detailed YOMYOMF blogs here and here!
KITTEN NATIVIDAD
I have a huge archive of material from Tura’s personal estate, some of which I am donating as perks to help make the film, such as signed photographs and of course the famous Tura bras (perks perks!)! As we move through the project, I understand even more the impact she made and the beautiful friendships she forged which have been a huge legacy for me personally. One such friend is the vibrant and lovely Kitten Natividad, actress, diva, burlesque superstar and a survivor. As Russ Meyer’s long time girlfriend and Tura’s dearest pal, she certainly has something to say about. the ins and outs of relationships in front of and behind the camera…and what an empowering effect Tura had on so many, including herself. Here she gives a short, sensual and beautiful description of Tura.

NEW BOOK PERK! LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER!
Well, not literally. However, we do have one more “Let Spend The Night Together” book perk left, written and signed by the uniquely talented Miss Pamela Des Barres, rock and roll groupie, musician, actor, author and feminist. She was the last person to interview Tura, so we are more than excited to have her in the documentary. The first chapter of her book is dedicated to Tura…it really is a raunchy read with some very personal anecdotes!
PAMDESBARRES
We are constantly putting up new perks in the campaign, don’t worry if you have pledged and see a perk you would prefer. You can always change your perk and add more funds should it cost more.
PODCAST
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Finally for this blog, be entertained by my interview with Mike Faber and Mike Gordon for the Earth Station One podcast. They asked me to “let my inner geek out to play!” I hope I did when I told them about my work and friendship with Tura for the podcast which should be on-line on Thursday, too. TO learn more about my personal experiences, tune in and hear about all the crazy stuff we got up to, including the pregnancy, menopause escapade that ended doubts. Now that’s entertainment!
Click here to listen (my ep will be up later today).
THE CHALLENGE
The depth and breadth of Tura Satana’s life experiences could fill ten films. Tura “brings a lot to the table.” The challenge here is not so much production delays (as this is a documentary), but rather choosing which of the many the impactful, meaningful events go into the film. No easy task! We’re not just “glossing over” Tura’s looks and career; her real life was much more harrowing than any movie script could be.
Who can ever forget John Waters’s saying that FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! will probably be the best film ever made.
We believe him and this is why we are doing everything we can to make sure that TURA!, the documentary is also THE BEST and the cult movie fans very happy!
TIME IS TICKING ! Support the Kickstarter campaign here. And as always, please visit our site and sign our guestbook!
Tura Thursday
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