Chicks in Chains and Mean Muthers: Women In Prison Films
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Cruel prison guards, steamy jungle plantations, scantily clad, tough women, jailbreaks....Welcome to the world of Women In Prison films! This Sexploitation meets Pulp Crime Fiction subgenre essentially got its start in the 1950s with films such as Caged! (1950), So Young, So Bad (1950) and Women's Prison (1955). A decade later, Jess Franco's US box office hit 99 Women (1969) and Lee Frost's nazisploitation themed Love Camp 7 (1969) would inspire other filmmakers to explore the provocative genre even further. In the 1970s, thanks to the lax film restriction codes already in place, exploitation producers in America and Europe soon began cranking out a steady amount of these sexy action thrillers that combined T & A with adventurous thrills and chills. The Grindhouse and Drive-In audiences loved seeing the casts of beautiful babes getting into trouble while stuck behind steel bars. This introductory guide features a wide variety of some of the most exciting WiP films to come out of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.