Rena ‘Bad-ass’ Easton

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The year Rena and I met, a movie came out about Hell’s Angels fighting in Vietnam.

“Nam’s Angels is a 1970 action film, that was filmed in the Philippines. This film was directed by Jack Starrett. This film was originally released with the title The Losers.”

I am tempted to render my muse as my Adversary, which is the meaning of Satan, but, this is not true, and not fair. I may do a painting of rena naked on a chopper holidng on to goose-neck handle bars, a magnificent set of wings on her back as she hauls-ass down the highway to hell.

Rena turned into a beautiful skeleton when we first kissed in the dark. I later asked her what it was like when she beheld her beauty in the mirror. By her expression, she knew exactly what I was talking about, and, made plans to let me see her ultimate mischievous self. There is a bad-ass daemon in Rena that she needs to face, rather than put it on me in hope it will go away.

Well…………..it’s back! With the appearance of Putin’s Night Wolves, the world has a real adversary who no doubt entertains a thousand fears! This is why Putin needs to appear fearless and omnipotent.

Rena was seventeen in 1970. The war in Vietnam had split our nation in two. We were all schizophrenic. We entertained great fear on the right and the left, and thus we donned Bad-Ass Masks. Rena is THE MASK. She should author her autobiography and title it ‘FEAR’. She should show the world the terror-filled landscape that dwells in her, the fear that has captured her like an ancient dragonfly in amber.

Jon Presco

Satan (Hebrew: שָּׂטָן Satan, “Adversary,”[1]) is a character appearing in the texts of the Abrahamic religions[2][3] who personifies evil and temptation, and is known as the deceiver that leads humanity astray. The term is often applied to an angel who fell out of favor with God, seducing humanity into the ways of sin, and who now rules over the fallen world.

Satan is primarily understood as an “accuser” or “adversary” in the Hebrew Bible, and is not necessarily the personification of evil that he would become in later Abrahamic religions. In the New Testament, Satan is a name that refers to a decidedly malevolent entity (devil) who possesses demonic god-like qualities. In Theistic Satanism, Satan is considered a positive force and deity who is either worshipped or revered. In LaVeyan Satanism, Satan is regarded as holding virtuous characteristics.[4][5]

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The plot involves a gang of Hells Angels type bikers called “The Devil’s Advocates” involved in the Vietnam war. They are sent to the Cambodian jungle on Yamaha bikes in order to rescue an American diplomat/CIA Agent (Starrett).

The biker gang is led by Link (William Smith), a Vietnam veteran and the brother of an Army Major (Dan Kemp) who has recruited them. His gang consists of Duke (Adam Roarke) also a Vietnam veteran, Limpy (Paul Koslo), Speed (Eugene Cornelius), and another Vietnam veteran Dirty Denny (Houston Savage who was killed in a road accident not long after completing the film). They are under the orders of Army Captain Jackson (Bernie Hamilton).

The gang modifies their motorcycles in a garage run by Vic Diaz. They weld armour plating with submachine guns on the handlebars. Limpy drives a three-wheeler modified from a Harley-Davidson frame with a Volkswagen rear end[1] that is armed with heavy .50 calibre machine guns and a multiple rocket launcher from a helicopter. In order to open fire on enemy soldiers in trees or towers the gang do wheelies whilst firing their weapons.

Production[edit]

On 19 November 1965, Sonny Barger the “Maximum Leader” of the Hells Angels motorcycle club sent a telegram to President Johnson offering the Angels as “gorilla fighters” (sic) in the Vietnam War.[2] Though the President turned them down, the idea became an idea for a Vietnam War movie made in the Philippines using sets and crew from Too Late the Hero.

William Smith stated that the original ending had the rescued diplomat die whilst the Hells Angels lived, but Jack Starrett and Smith rewrote Alan Caillou’s screenplay.[3] Smith also stated that the earring he wore in the film was given to him by Hells Angels during another motorcycle film he made.[4]

Paul Koslo was taught to ride by the film’s stuntman Gary McLarty.

Originally titled Nam’s Angels the title was changed before release into the more generic The Losers[5] with composer Stu Phillips writing a song incorporating the title.

“The Devil’s Advocates” gang also appears in the film Werewolves on Wheels.

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1 Response to Rena ‘Bad-ass’ Easton

  1. Reblogged this on rosamondpress and commented:

    The Angels would have followed Rena anywhere if she was half-naked on a chopper.

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