“10 Violent Women”! 3 Great Topics! Prisons! Women! Showers! Why I Love The “Women In Prison” Genre!

Time To Head To Jail!

I came across a 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!

The 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. After successfully pulling off a jewelry store robbery, they fail to sell the jewelry and are forced to trade the jewels for cocaine. Soon they are busted by undercover cops when they try to sell the drugs, sending four of the women to a prison where a butch head guard uses the prisoners for her own deviant pleasures.”

“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:


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

You can see the trailer for “Chained Heat” and much more 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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5 replies

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



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