Ep. 127 — TANK GIRL (1995) with Bunny Bishop


Our Female Filmmakers month continues this week with a look at a film that wasn't a pretty big financial failure upon original release, but has gone on to build a bonafide cult following, 1995's TANK GIRL, directed by Rachel Talalay and starring Lori Petty, Malcolm McDowell and Ice-T (as a kangaroo-human hybrid!).

Based on a cult comic by Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett, TANK GIRLis definitely a product of the mid-90s Riot Grrrl movement, although it was severely neutered by the Hollywood studio that was responsible for producing it. We'll dive into the film's creation and the controversy surrounding the many changes that were insisted on by producers. We're joined by a special guest this week: the First Lady of Fried Gold herself, and TANK GIRLsuperfan Bunny Bishop!

And she's nominated TANK GIRL for the Psychotronic Hall of Fame, so let us know if you think it deserves a spot by voting in our poll below!

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