Russ Meyer

Russ Meyer

Highest Rated: 100% Supervixens (1975)

Lowest Rated: 70% Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1966)

Birthday: Mar 21, 1922

Birthplace: San Leandro, California, USA

A famed film auteur, director Russ Meyer revolutionized attitudes toward nudity on film with his debut movie, "The Immortal Mr. Teas" (1959), one of the first films since pre-Code Hollywood to show nudity in an erotic manner. Meyer also used his films to tackle issues concerning race, politics and morality. He was also incredibly successful making movies like "Wild Gals of the Naked West" (1962) and "Lorna" (1964) on the cheap, and turning a sizeable profit at the box office. Meyer entered the cult favorite pantheon with his wildly titled "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" (1966) and had a major commercial hit with the controversial "Vixen!" (1968). Because of its success, Meyer was able to realize his dream of directing a studio film, resulting in "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" (1970), written by a then-unknown Roger Ebert. Though he tried to direct straightforward dramas, Meyer returned to the sexploitation genre only to retire before the porn industry boom after his final narrative film, "Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens" (1979). Part showman, part filmmaker, the uninhibited Meyer nonetheless ushered in the sexual revolution past Hollywood's repressed gates in the 1960s, making his mark as one of the most celebrated cult filmmakers of all time.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 55% Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens Director - 1979
No Score Yet 60% Up! Director - 1976
100% 65% Supervixens Motel Manager 2 (uncredited) (Character),
Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 1975
No Score Yet 31% Black Snake (Sweet Suzy) (Dutchess of Doom) Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Suzy Director,
Producer
- 1973
No Score Yet 44% The Seven Minutes Director - 1971
75% 72% Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1970
No Score Yet 44% Cherry, Harry & Raquel Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 1969
No Score Yet 16% Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers Director - 1968
100% No Score Yet Russ Meyer's Vixen Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1968
No Score Yet 56% Good Morning... and Goodbye Director,
Producer
- 1967
No Score Yet 25% Common Law Cabin Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 1967
70% 78% Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Director,
Writer (Story),
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1966
67% 63% Motorpsycho Director - 1965
No Score Yet 60% Motor Psycho Director - 1965
No Score Yet 73% Mudhoney Director - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rope of Flesh Director - 1965
No Score Yet 56% Lorna Director - 1964
No Score Yet 45% Fanny Hill Director - 1964
No Score Yet 25% Wild Gals of the Naked West Unknown (Character),
Director,
Producer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 1962
No Score Yet 31% Eve and the Handyman Director - 1961
80% 18% The Immoral Mr. Teas Director,
Writer
- 1960

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