M is for Russ Meyer, who's infamous for writing and directing a series of successful low-budget movies that featured campy humor, and busty female heroines. One of his most legendary was Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Geek hero and comedian Patton Oswalt hired Jamie Follis (also known as "Sillof") to imagine what would happen if Star Wars had been created by Russ Meyer. The result is "Faster, Empire! Strike! Strike!" It's a series of custom action figures that swap the genders of the main Star Wars characters, and gives them a gloriously detailed and trashy Earth-bound backstory. Here are the pictures and background info from Sillof.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is now Betty Kentworthy, who runs a dilapidated old farm on the outskirts of a small town in West Texas that hadn't yielded much more than dirt the last few seasons. There was a drought going on, and the farm was cluttered with windmills drilling down to dry wells. Betty was disliked and dismissed by the local townsfolk for some unspoken events from the past. She resides herself to a solitary existence looking over two teenagers who are not her children by birth.
Luke is now Lucy, who longs to break free of the boring confines of the farm. She dream of adventure, life on the open road, and boys. Forced to work on the farm by Betty who watches over the girl in hopes to shelter from some of the mistakes she made in her youth.
Leia is now Leo, who has the intellect God gave a bag of marbles and the muscles of a bodybuilder. Maybe it was all that work in the hot sun that baked his brains and gave him that impressive physique. All of his faults aside, he was dutifully loyal to Betty and fiercely protective of his sister, Lucy.
Han Solo is now Hanna "Guitar" Solo, the lead guitarist for  "The Milky Way Falcons." She is a bit of a loner who needs no else accept the adventure of the open road, the occasional groupie, and her band mates. The only thing she loves more than the "The Milky Way Falcons" is her old suped-up grey van the band travels in. She reluctantly agrees to help Lucy after she becomes convinced that her family may reward the band, and after Darla's girls burned up her van to stop them from getting away..
Chewbacca is now Chibetta, the drummer in the all-girl rock band "The Milky Way Falcons." She is actually from Mexico and speaks no English and can only communicate by relaying what she wants to her band mate, Hanna. The band is playing a dive bar in town when Lucy runs in the back door for safety after being chased and harassed by Darla and her gang, only to find the huge drummer waiting who takes her to meet the band.
R2-D2 is now  the Rest & Refreshment Drink Dispenser. As Lucy and Chibetta head backstage, they find the band partying amongst a small gathering of the crew and some fans. In the center of the room is a white mini bar that is decked out with all manner of recreations and substances. Lucy overhears someone call it the Rest & Refreshment Drink Dispenser as they push it aside to make room for the terrified girl while its wheels nosily squeak and screech.
C3PO - One day, glistening in the hot noon sun, a golden GTO came tearing into town. The old car was a little beat up but heavily modified to outrun anything the cops could throw at them. As the car roared though main street, its occupants noticed a curvaceous farm girl, Lucy, with her brother in town at the feed store buying supplies. The car followed the kids home.
Boba Fett is now Bonita Flores, a deadly murderer and the real muscle behind Darla gang. She says little, but she speaks with action, and her actions almost always leave a trail of dead men.
Darth Vader is now Darla Vade, an Amazon of a woman with a sadistic desire to tease men with her sexuality and then violently punish them. She is leading an all-girl crew on a cross country crime spree of sex, violence, and robbery. She is quite taken with the shapely, young Lucy and imagines the chaos that could cause with her in their ranks.
Lando Calrissian is Lanna Calloway, a foxy soul-singer rock star that is one part Billie Holiday and one part Jimi Hendrix. She's a childhood friend of Hanna's who only recently reunited with her when they formed the band, "The Milky Way Falcons." She agrees to help Lucy, but secretly had worked out a deal to help Darla to save her bandmates from the violent girl gang's retribution. She changes her mind at the last second, and steals the GTO during a bar fight that broke out between Lucy, Leo, and Darla's gang to help her band and the kids escape. After a brief chase, the group makes it to safety back at the farm.
The Imperial Stormtrooper is now Stormy, the flunky and yes-girl to Darla. What ever Darla wants Stormy does. She is actually part of a revolving door of gorgeous henchwoman that Darla enlists and she calls them all "Stormy."

What do you think of Faster, Empire? What other Star Wars characters should be in the Russ Meyer movie?

[Via SILLOF's Workshop via pattonoswalt.com]
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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hanna Guitar Solo! All right, some of those are good. And they already have the action figures.
Been watching Defiance tonight - it's a good show.

MedeiaSharif said...

I've always wanted to see this movie.

Tony Laplume said...

This needs to be a movie now. And I want those action figures.

Clarissa Draper said...


Nigel Mitchell said...

Ditto. I would so see this movie.

Nigel Mitchell said...

Me, too, actually

Nigel Mitchell said...

I missed Defiance :(

Nigel Mitchell said...

Agreed, Clarissa


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