Freestyle Releasing has sent me some revealing new looks at the modern-day grindhouse film Bitch Slap.
Bitch Slap is a post-modern, thinking man’s throwback to the “B” Movie/Exploitation films of the 1950’s through the 1970’s as well as a loving, sly parody of the same. Inspired by the likes of Dragstrip Girl, Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill, Kung Fu Nun and the pantheon of Blaxploitation films, Bitch Slap will mix girls, guns, outrageous action and jaw-dropping visuals with a message… don’t be naughty!
At its core, Bitch Slap follows three bad girls (a down-and-out stripper, a drug-running killer and a corporate powerbroker) as they arrive at a remote desert hideaway to extort and steal $200 Million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin. Things quickly spin out of control as allegiances change, truths are revealed, other criminals arrive for the score, the fate of the world hangs in the balance and they are forced to confront a villain much worse than they ever expected… themselves. It’s the ultimate morality tale as, one by one, they realize the whole she-bang was a set-up and one of them may not even be human…
What also makes Bitch Slap different is a complicated “B” story device that runs throughout the film to illuminate character, backstory and relationship histories not previously revealed. Like the film Memento, these scene flashbacks take place in reverse, so by the end of the film, you have a wholly different take on who these women are and why they are behaving so badly.
The Rick Jacobson-directed film stars Julia Voth, Erin Cummings, America Olivo, Michael Hurst, Ron Melendez, William Gregory Lee, Minae Noji, Scott Hanley, Kevin Sorbo, Dennis Keiffer, Lucy Lawless, Renée O’Connor, Mark Lutz, Debbie Lee Carrington, Zoe Bell and Robert Mammana.
Freestyle, IM Global and Epic Slap will premiere Bitch Slap in theaters and VOD on January 8, 2010.
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- Formats: Video
- People / Bands: America Olivo | Debbie Lee Carrington | Dennis Keiffer | Erin Cummings | Julia Voth | Kevin Sorbo | Lucy Lawless | Mark Lutz | Michael Hurst | Minae Noji | Renée O'Connor | Rick Jacobson | Robert Mammana | Ron Melendez | Scott Hanley | William Gregory Lee | Zoe Bell
- Shows / Movies: Bitch Slap | Dragstrip Girl | Faster Pussycat Kill Kill | Kung Fu Nun
- Genres: Blaxploitation | Cult Cinema | Grindhouse
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