It is the first Russ Meyer film I have seen and I suppose while it may appeal strongly to fans of his work, there will be others, who will find it downright attrocious. As seen in reviews of some of his other works, the first question is whether it is porn or not. I guess it might be seen as a late 1960s version of soft porn and there is certainly nudity aplenty (the sex scenes will appear relatively quaint and funny to a modern viewer).
The movie revolves around the life of Vixen, a Canadian woman of voracious appetite (not of hte food kind) and for the time, I guess, empowerment. And while everything from racial relations, to free love, to communism, the Vietnam war and gender roles in disarray is thrown in, and in some way addressed, sex is probably the element used to shock the viewers; admittedly the shock would have been greater at the time than it is for a viewer today, although the impropriety of some relationships still has the power to surprise even today.
In some ways Russ Meyer was trying to push the boundaries in similar ways as Robert Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land
) did in science fiction, or Frank Zappa (Have I Offended Someone
) did in music for freedom of speech and expression. And in some ways, in spite of portraying women mostly scantily clad, busty and lusty, he possibly does more for their empowerment than many a feminist tract.
Whether he succeeds with it in this movie, will be very much up to the viewer to judge. But I guess his real classic - Faster Pussycat... Kill! Kill!  [DVD
] - compared by some to Pulp Fiction [DVD] [1994
], is the one he should primarily be judged on.