Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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"In my mind, the sexual tension in Meyer's movies is not dissimilar to that within such classic Ike and Tina Turner records as "You Got What You Wanted" and "I'm Gonna Find Me a Substitute."  Ike Turner - another infamous control freak who worried every detail down to the fringe on the Ikettes costumes - crafted tense, tough, tightly constructed songs for Tina, with melodramatic and often masochistic lyrics that portray a mythical dream woman willing to subjugate herself to Her Man at any expense.  At times Ike deliberately puts the number in a key out of Tina's range, and she struggles to stay on top of the number, singing like there's a gun at her head.  The song is a cage, built for Tina to burst loose from.  Her desperate, impassioned, angry vocals often seem at odds with the words, adding a layer of divine complexity to one very bizarre and moving puzzle."

Jimmy McDonough, Big Bosoms and Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of the Sex Film

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