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Russ Meyer is dead.

Titillation kingpin Russ Meyer, the mastermind behind soft-core classics like Vixen! and Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and the mainstream melodrama Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, died Saturday at his Hollywood home. He was 82.

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Back in the days when there was actually a hard line between pornography and mainstream movies, Meyer blurred it. He brought plots to nudie flicks, showcasing big-busted women in storylines that usually turned violent but were more sexually teasing and suggestive than explicit.

In the 1960s, when Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill and Vixen! achieved a broader kind of cult success, Hollywood took notice. Fox studios hired him in 1970 to direct Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, a sort-of sequel (scripted by thumb-happy critic Roger Ebert) to the camp show-biz saga The Valley of the Dolls.

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