“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.

This week I wanted to continue story of when Tura met John Waters for the very first time.

Tura was invited up to San Francisco to be a part of Peaches Christ’s Midnight Mass 10th Anniversary Show with John Waters and Mink Stole on July 16th 2007, It was also a celebration of Tura’s 69th birthday…what a party this was!

The show was SOLD OUT before we even got off the plane!

Since Tura and John had never met before, Peaches set up a lunch date for all of us, including Mink Stole, before the first show that night.

We arrived at the restaurant and saw John standing outside smoking…sort of surreal really. To see the two icons greet and hug each other was like seeing old friends connect.

They both asked each other everything they had always wanted to know and they both had very honest answers! That was one lunch this girl will never forget!

Here are some photos from the meeting.

(Tura and John watching the show)
(Tura and John watching the show)

(Tura, our director Cody Jarrett and yours truly - Tura painted my mustache on btw.)
(Tura, our director Cody Jarrett and yours truly – Tura painted my mustache on btw.)

The weekend was an absolute blast with Tura also making a guest appearance at Amoeba Records in the Haight.

Here is a visual for you-

Hope you enjoyed the lunch!

To learn more about Peaches Christ, which you absolutely should, click here.
See you next week!

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