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Russ Meyer

Highest Rated:   100% Supervixens (1975)
Lowest Rated:   63% Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
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Birthplace:   San Leandro, California, USA
His first feature, the nudist comedy The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959), cost $24,000 toproduce and eventually grossed more than $1,000,000 on the independent/exploitationcircuit, ensconcing Meyer as "King of the Nudies." Over the next decade, he madenearly twenty movies with a trademark blend of warped humor, huge-breasted starletsand All-American sleaze, including classics Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) andVixen (1968). Russ Meyer was a true auteur who wrote, directed, edited, photographedand distributed all his own films. He was able to finance each new film from theproceeds of the earlier ones, and became very wealthy in the process.Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! starring Tura Satana, is usually considered to be hismost well known film and it also routinely chosen as having some of the mostpowerful female characters ever seen on the big screen. It has a cult following allover the world and has inspired countless imitations, music videos and tributes. Because his films were expertly photographed and unique he was able to eventuallyfind mainstream success and press, even with an X rating. After the huge success ofboth Cherry, Harry & Raquel!(1966) and Vixen, Hollywood, which had initiallyrejected him, came calling and at the height of his independent career, Russ Meyergot the chance to make a big-budget Hollywood film for 20th Century Fox, producingthe brilliant but not-exactly-what-Fox-expected Beyond the Valley of the Dolls(1970, co-written by Roger Ebert). After a second film for Fox (The Seven Minutes)Meyer returned to the independent film world and made four more films, includingSupervixens (1974). Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens, his final film proper(1979), is considered by many to be his funniest and it is also his most sexuallyexplicit. It should be noted that Russ Meyer never did hardcore pornographic films and eventually retired because of how cynical and unprofessionalthe world of adult films had become by the late 1970s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Mudhoney
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Man in Lynching Crowd
2003
63% Amazon Women on the Moon
  • Video Salesman
$0.6M 1987
No Score Yet Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens
  • Producer
  • Himself
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet Up!
  • Hitchcock (uncredited)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
1976
100% Supervixens
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Motel Manager
1975
No Score Yet Black Snake (Sweet Suzy) (Dutchess of Doom)
  • Director
  • Producer
1973
No Score Yet Blacksnake
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
1973
No Score Yet The Seven Minutes
  • Producer
  • Director
1971
73% Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1970
No Score Yet Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers!
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1969
No Score Yet Cherry, Harry and Raquel! (Megavixens) (Three Ways to Love)
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
1969
100% Russ Meyer's Vixen
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1968
No Score Yet Good Morning & Goodbye
  • Producer
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet Common-Law Cabin
  • Director
  • Producer
1967
No Score Yet Common Law Cabin
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet Mondo Topless
  • Producer
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet Motor Psycho
  • Sheriff
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
1965
74% Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
  • Director
  • Producer
1965
67% Motorpsycho
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet Lorna
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet Wild Gals of the Naked West
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet Eve and the Handyman
  • Director
1961
80% The Immoral Mr Teas
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1959

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