6 October 2008
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
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.
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.
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!
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