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Role: Mother Superior



 
6 October 2008

This is absolutely hysterical - Lucy and Renee are interviewed as Mother Superior and Sister Batril in a new video released on the Xena Fan Club page for the upcoming Bitch Slap move. Lucy's accent just kills me (I was fully expecting her to go into Absolutely Fabulous mode) and Renee has some zingers of her own. It's a class act.

These two work so well together it's a crime they don't team up more often.

I absolutely loved this clip and had me laughing so much.

Check it out here

 

20 July 2008

Bitch Slap Promo Screencaptures and Site Update


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The official Bitch Slap site has been updated with a flash video of Lucy as Mother Superior and Renee as Sister Batril. Look under Characters and then allow your mouse to move left until you see Mother Superior and Sister Batril and click to view the flash video.



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There is also a video with Michael Hurst (BitchSlap 101) - in that there is a brief shot of Lucy and Renee towards the very end, blink and you miss them, besides the stuff under the character page (thanks to LB for pointing that out!)

Click here to view screencaptures

 


20 April 2008

Lucy was gracious enough to give AUSXIP an interview and in part she said the following about Bitch Slap

You're also making some cameo appearances on the new Eric Gruendeman project Bitch Slap. You playing Mother Superior to Renee O'Connor's Sister Batrille, What's in store for the fans that have waited so long to see you and Renee work together again?

Ren and I have a great shorthand. We understand one another perfectly.  I definitely want to work with her again. Plus, she is one of my favourite humans on the planet. A lot of water has gone under our bridge.

Read more of the interview here

 

 

02 April 2008

“Bitch Slap” is a post-modern, thinking man’s throwback to the “B” Movie/Exploitation films of the 1950’s - 70’s as well as a loving, sly parody of the same. Inspired by the likes of “Dragstrip Girls,” “Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill,” “Kung Fu Nun” and the pantheon of Blacksploitation films, “Bitch Slap” will mix girls, guns, outrageous action and jaw-dropping visuals with a message… don’t be naughty!

Read more

 

01 April 2008

MICHAEL TO STAR IN BITCH SLAP
CAST INCLUDES OTHER HERCULES/XENA ALUMS

Michael is starring in the American feature film Bitch Slap playing Gage, a notorious underworld kingpin. The film will also feature Michael's Hercules co-star Kevin Sorbo as Mr. Phoenix (the most secretive covert agent the world has ever known), with cameos by Xena co-stars Lucy Lawless as Mother Superior and Renee O'Connor as Sister Batrill.

It's described as an exploitation film--with a healthy dose of comedy; a "thinking man’s throwback to the “B” Movie/ Exploitation films of the 1950’s-70’s as well as a loving, sly parody of the same. . . . Bitch Slap will mix girls, guns, outrageous action and jaw-dropping visuals with a message… don’t be naughty! . . . What makes Bitch Slap different is a complicated 'B' story device that runs throughout the film to illuminate character, backstory and relationship histories not previously revealed. . . . Bitch Slap also employs a mysterious Female Narrator who comments periodically on the folly of humanity, the plight of the human condition and the vagaries of life and love through quoting the likes of Dostoevsky, T.S. Eliot, Sun Tzu and even Buddha. (Bet you never heard THAT in Jailbait Babysitter!)" Read the full synopsis here.

The cast also includes Julia Voth, Erin Cummings, America Olivo, Ron Melendez, William Gregory Lee, and Minae Noji.

Stunts are being coordinated and performed by Xena stunt double Zoe Bell, and the film is written and produced by Eric Gruendemann and Rick Jacobson; Jacobson is also directing. Gruendemann was Co-Executive Producer of Hercules, Xena, Young Hercules, Jack of All Trades, and Cleopatra 2525, and Jacobson directed two episodes of Hercules and twelve of Xena. A Christmas 2008 release is anticipated.

 

  MOVIE INFORMATION

“Bitch Slap” is a post-modern, thinking man’s throwback to the “B” Movie/Exploitation films of the 1950’s - 70’s as well as a loving, sly parody of the same. Inspired by the likes of “Dragstrip Girls,” “Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill,” “Kung Fu Nun” and the pantheon of Blacksploitation films, “Bitch Slap” will mix girls, guns, outrageous action and jaw-dropping visuals with a message… don’t be naughty! Read more

CAST

▪ Erin Cummings - Hel
William Gregory Lee - Hot Wire
Michael Hurst - Gage
Lucy Lawless - Mother Superior
Ron Melendez - Deputy Fuchs
Minae Noji - Kinki
Renee O'Connor - Sister Batrill
America Olivo - Camero
Kevin Sorbo - Mr. Phoenix
Julia Voth - Trixie

PRODUCTION CREW
Producers - Eric Gruendemann and Rick Jacobson
Associate Producer - Brian Peck
Director - Rick Jacobson
Writers - Eric Gruendemann and Rick Jacobson
Stunts - Zoe Bell

 
  LUCY  COMMENTS ON THE FILM

On Working with Renee in the movie

Ren and I have a great shorthand. We understand one another perfectly. I definitely want to work with her again. Plus, she is one of my favourite humans on the planet. A lot of water has gone under our bridge.

On Working on the movie...

I also did a small role as Mother Superior, alongside the gorgeous, Renee O'Connor in BITCH SLAP, who is a naughty novice in the convent. She is confessing her dark fantasies to my character -- just as she does in real life. Ha-ha, not really. (Yes, really.)....So it was a terrific reunion for us all. Renee and I were spectacular. Just don't blink. My fans will know it's me. I am totally unrecognisable these days.

 
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