The Pussy Wagon

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I have seen Kill Bill many times, it is actually one of my favorite movies. When I was younger my sister and I would try to reenact the scene when she is buried alive and must punch her way out the wooden box or the scene when she takes the eye out of her enemy. But one of the most memorable parts of the movie is the Pussy Wagon. I thought her car was so cool, but I didn’t remember that she took the car from the man who tried to have sex with her while she was unconscious. The Pussy Wagon has become a symbol for women getting revenge. 

Lady Gaga has a song called “Telephone”. The song features Beyonce. In the video Lady Gaga and Beyonce drive around in the Pussy Wagon. They go on a killing rampage followed by an intense dance number. Gaga and Beyonce then drive off down a empty road (similar to the ending scenes in KIll BIll 2) into the sunlight hoping to start a new life. I was reading an article and learned that Quentin Tarantino, director of the Kill BIll movies suggested that she use the vehicle. Once she described her vision for the video he insisted she use the Pussy Wagon and I am happy he did. Lady Gaga’s video is a mini- Kill Bill film. Beyonce and Lady Gaga are absolute warriors and although they are two of the sexiest artists in music and often are minimally clothed in the video, I still felt the focus remained on the plot and not their bodies. They were also able to evoke the spirit of Beatrix Kiddo with the Pussy Wagon.

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