Cultpix Radio Ep.31 - Kitten Natividad Retrospective kicks off Cultpix 2022

New year, improved Cultpix, same old Django Nudo and Smut Peddler. Season three of Cultpix Radio WCPX 66.6 starts off looking forward to everything new coming in early 2022: more films (lots of Something Weird!), exciting theme weeks, new colleagues, new features to the site and more cinema partnerships, including with Klara Bio, central Stockholm's hippest cinema. Cultpix kicked of 2022 with a two-week retrospective of the amazing Francesca 'Kitten' Natividad, who combined humour and sexiness in everything she did. Starting out as a burlesque dancer she is probably best known for her two films with her partner of 15 years Russ Meyer. However, before she did those she had already appeared in "Deep Jaws" (1976), a soft-core comedy trying to ride the wave of "Deep Throat" and "Jaws" in the story of a failing movie studio trying to make an erotic mermaid film.  In the 80s Kitten got to play the lead in "Taking It Off" (1985) and "Taking It All Off" (1987) where she played Betty Bigones who tries to shrink her legendary bust to get more regular acting gigs and later helps a fellow stripper overcome her shyness with hypnosis. Previously she made her own Jane Fonda-type exercises tape "Eroticise" (1983) demonstrating her fitness proves. Kitten had cameos in several mainstream comedies, including two "Police Academy" knockoffs, "Doin' Time" (1985) and "Night Patrol" (1984), both of which have proved surprisingly popular with Cultpix members. Perhaps more notable than even Kitten in  "My Tutor" (1983) is that it was Crispin Glover's film debut, before he went on to "Back to the Future" and weirder roles. Kitten even did a stint on television, not least as the evil Pumpkin Princess on teen spy comedy  "The New Adventures of Bean Baxter" (1987) and showed that her comedic talent went way beyond jiggling her jugs. Kitten did not do any male-female hardcore until the 90s, but she appeared in several adult films in the 1980s, many of which are from our friends at Vinegar Syndrome.  "Eat at the Blue Fox" (1983) is about the infamous night club across the US border in Mexico, famed for its 'Donkey show'. "Let's Talk Sex" (1983) is an example of slick and sexy 80s porn. "Ten Little Maidens" (1985) is that rare thing, an Agatha Christie-style porn film with some truly strange kinks. Death by Arsenic-laced vagina, anyone? More hard-boiled type of detective porn in "Titillation" (1982), which is a film that combines funny dialogue, decent acting and hot sex, so much so that it gives porn a good name. Lastly "Bodacious Ta Tas" (1985) is a chance to see Kitten's burlesque skills on stage, as well as doing a female-female scene rather than getting it on with Ron Jeremy.As always we play clips, trailers and music from her films. Also check out the full podcast interview she did with fellow burlesque dancer Angie Pointani. 

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