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The Baddest Girl Gangs on Film

This summer’s cinema slate is all about teen girls gone wild, with Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers and Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring bringing the crime spree to theaters. Earlier this week, we listened to the Skrillex soundtrack for Korine’s neon bacchanal and looked at some awesome fan-made posters for the film. The trailer for Coppola’s Bling Ring also appeared online, which got us excited for celebrity-obsessed teens that rob from the rich. Girl groups that willfully break boundaries are rare in cinema, and we wanted to spotlight more of the biggest troublemakers on film. These brazen all-girl gangs (cliques and crime groups alike) proved men don’t necessarily have the upper hand when it comes to kicking ass and taking names.

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The thrill-seeking go-go dancers in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

The buxom bad girls in Russ Meyer’s cult classic Faster Pussycat are a gang of pissed off go-go dancers. The women head out on the highway where they rob, kidnap, and kill (with their bare freaking hands), casting men aside to get whatever they want: sex, money, and a good time. The biggest badass of the group is the trash-talking Varla who spews poetic one-liners like nobody’s business. There’s an interesting message about sexual/gender politics running through Pussycat if you choose to find it, but the uber violent shenanigans are dazzling on their own.

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