Ready For Jail?
One of the most hilariously offensive genres of film in the 70’s involved this:
No, it’s not a film about hygiene…this is something far more subversive and perverse: it’s the legendary “women in prison” genre!
“Some jive-ass revolution don’t mean shit to me!”
That’s just a hint of the great dialogue from this exploitation classic:
I love any films that calls itself “Black Mama White Mama!” Here is the plot: a radical revolutionary teams up with a “kept” woman when they find themselves shackled together in prison…check out the trailer:
The chained sex kittens are the legendary Blaxploitation star Pam Grier and Margaret Markov – and, after a much necessary shower…
Yes, the movie is FULL of shower scenes…after the shower, they are shackled again and taken to another prison – and of course they get away and bicker while staying ahead of the incompetent cops…
This is dialogue right after the hound dogs have been stolen:
Guard #1: “How are we gonna find them now?”
Guard #2: “Well, asshole, why don’t you get down on all fours and we’ll follow you!”
As you can see from this international poster, they highlighted just one of the many “naked shower” scenes…because the key to the success of the “women in prison” genre was to NEVER have them free for too long – because in prison, they make you shower naked all the time!
These films were hugely popular at drive-ins and grind house theaters across America – and thanks to Pam Grier, also fits as the genre of “Blaxploitation” as well!
All Hail The “Queen Of Blaxploitation!”
Pam Grier is the reigning “Queen of Blaxploitation”, thanks to movies like “Black Mama White Mama” and “Foxy Brown!”
Read about all of her classic movies here:
And the US wasn’t the ONLY country that was obsessed with women in prison!
Yes, the Philippines also was a “hotbed” for sexploitation – and if you need proof, here’s a picture from the classic sexploitation film “Virgins From Hell!”
Read all about this film, plus some other classics of the era, by clicking on my story here:
And bravo once again to Pam Grier for her incredible career!
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