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April 10, 2013 11:29 AM   Subscribe

If Russ Meyer had directed Star Wars instead of George Lucas, and had gender-flipped all the characters, what would the action figures have looked like? At last, the answer can be known. [via]

Custom action figures on a strange theme by artist and toy designer Sillof's Workshop (previously), commissioned by Patton Oswalt. No, they are not for sale.

Sillof's Workshop has a number of other intriguing creations.
posted by figurant (26 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
He also had a specific vision involving a mini bar and a GTO.

Doesn't everyone?
posted by RogerB at 11:33 AM on April 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh thank god I'd wondered this for years.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:35 AM on April 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Genderflipped Russ Meyer Star Wars! Ha! I'll bet I know exactly what they did with Chewbacca...

She is actually from Mexico and speaks no English and can only communicate by relaying what she wants to her band mate Hanna.

...or not.
posted by R. Schlock at 11:37 AM on April 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


Rest / Refreshment Drink Dispenser

Nice.
posted by Artw at 11:37 AM on April 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


Only thing I really liked was the title, but I liked that a lot.
posted by grobstein at 11:39 AM on April 10, 2013


Love R2D2.
posted by Ironmouth at 11:42 AM on April 10, 2013


Finally, that question has been asked.
posted by boo_radley at 11:49 AM on April 10, 2013


I like. Could also be the Love and Rockets version.
posted by Erasmouse at 11:55 AM on April 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


That's a lot of Star Wars re-imaginings.
posted by GuyZero at 12:17 PM on April 10, 2013


WTF... ?!?
posted by George Lucas at 12:23 PM on April 10, 2013 [5 favorites]


I think this is some kind of perfect hermetic shibboleth. If you already know all the things being referenced here you'll get a kick out of the weird juxtaposition. But if you lack even one of them, it would just be too convoluted to try to explain it. I guess I'm trying to say that no explanation of Faster Pussycat Kill Kill could stand in for the experience of watching it.
posted by benito.strauss at 12:26 PM on April 10, 2013 [5 favorites]


People underestimate Patton Oswalt at their peril.
posted by Authorized User at 12:36 PM on April 10, 2013


Darla Mutter, or maybe Darla Mami, would be better.
posted by P.o.B. at 12:43 PM on April 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Next: Russ Meyer's Looney Toons: "Faster, Puddytat! Beep! Beep!"
posted by George_Spiggott at 12:54 PM on April 10, 2013 [8 favorites]


I would kill — I would kill any one of you here, no exceptions — to live in a universe where this a) exists and b) plays the same role in the cultural imagination as Star Wars does in our universe.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 1:00 PM on April 10, 2013


Yeah... No thanks.
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 1:04 PM on April 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Why?
posted by Tanizaki at 1:23 PM on April 10, 2013


Don't forget, folks, in the movie all of those tops come off.

It's Russ Meyer after all.
posted by seanmpuckett at 2:21 PM on April 10, 2013


Could also be the Love and Rockets version.


Help me SeƱorita Glass, you're my only Hopey!
posted by ShutterBun at 2:42 PM on April 10, 2013


I totally neglected to include a link to Patton Oswalt's short post on these figures. He regrets that Roger Ebert never got to see them.
posted by figurant at 6:17 PM on April 10, 2013


I guess I'm trying to say that no explanation of Faster Pussycat Kill Kill could stand in for the experience of watching it.

And no attempt to parody it could succeed in bettering the self-parody it already encompasses.
posted by blucevalo at 6:56 PM on April 10, 2013


You know, when you genderflip the lead characters, there is a really unlikely amount of leading women in the story. I mean, what are the odds that in a real adventure almost all the people would be of just one sex?

Oh, wait.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 7:00 PM on April 10, 2013 [7 favorites]


Patton Oswalt commissioned this. (via figurant's link)
posted by noway at 11:21 PM on April 10, 2013


I don't get the GTO, gold thingy. Anybody want to help a clueless old man out? It would be most appreciated! (Can't be the Land Speeder, the Millenium Falcon, a Star Destroyer, X-wing...etc.) I'm clueless! (And it kinda hurts.)
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 11:51 PM on April 10, 2013


InsertNiftyNameHere, the GTO is C3PO.
posted by RichardP at 12:07 AM on April 11, 2013


RichardP: "InsertNiftyNameHere, the GTO is C3PO."

Ah, OK, many thanks. In my defense, I did think of that possibility but the narrative of the GTO didn't seem, to me, to match C3PO.

Thanks again for the help. It's most appreciated!
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 12:16 AM on April 11, 2013


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