“10 Violent Women” Have “Chained Heat! Women In Prisons Take Lots Of Showers! Why I Love The “Women In Prison” Genre!

Time To Head To Jail!

I came across this great movie poster recently and knew it was time to take another look at one of the most interesting genres of the 70’s and early 80’s – the “women in prison” genre!

Time To Go To Jail!

These films all had a simple setup, designed to get women behind bars as quickly as possible!

In this film:

“a group of women miners get fed up with their lifestyle and decide to try crime. Soon they are busted, sending four of the women to a prison where a butch head guard uses the prisoners for her own deviant pleasures.”

And from that, great cinema is born!

“Ten Violent Women” isn’t really very good – it was directed by the exploitation king Ted V. Mikels, who also made “The Doll Squad” in 1973 and the terrifically titled “Blood Orgy of the She-Devils” that same year!

After the main cast listing in “Ten Violent Women”, the credits list:

“Other Jail Prisoners: Many Other ‘Bad’ Girls”

Yet there was surprisingly little nudity in the film, which misses the main point of this genre: in the 70’s, these “women in prison” films all had one thing in common:


There have been a number of great cult gems in this gnre, especially in the 70’s and early 80’s – including one that starred two of the most iconic Cult Movie queens of all!

This one may be, in fact, the “Citizen Kane” of all “women in prison” films – because it included a shower scene with Sybil Danning and Linda Blair!

“Chained Heat!”

Here’s a film where the title says it all – and it delivers!

“Chained Heat” has all three of the very necessary ingredients for a cult classic: women, prisons and showers aplenty!

Seeing these two act together is a joy to be sure. Danning and Blair go at it in a film that revels in the shower scene – these are very clean inmates to be sure!

You can see the trailer for “Chained Heat” and much more of Sybil Danning’s great career by clicking on my story here:


Of course, Linda Blair had a great cult movie career as well:

She was fearless in so many ways – and you can see all of that career plus her eye-popping Ouui magazine photo shoot by clicking on my story here:


This next film is close behind in the “women in prison” genre:

“Black Mama White Mama” is a perfect example: two women chained together – except when they showered, which was frequently…and Pam Grier and Margaret Markov were great in the film – see the trailer and more by clicking here:


No one took a shower better than Uschi Digard, one of the greatest cult sex kittens of all time:

Uschi appeared in a great “women in prison” film called “Prison Girls” – see the trailer and more of Uschi here:


Finally, I stumbled across one of the wildest “women in prison” films EVER!

Yes, there were plenty of shower scenes in this cult gem, but as the film went on it just got more and more explicit! Click here to see more about this classic slice of sleaze!


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10 replies

  1. I love those women behind bars films. You always know exactly what to expect, and they rarely disappoint. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.


  2. In Ten Violent Women, I couldn’t even count ten women let alone ten violent women.


  3. Which prison movie was Wendy O in?



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