Created By: Alrune on April 22, 2011

Pornographic Women's Prison

Any story set in a women's prison contains unrealistic lesbian porn.

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Women's prison is a setting that stands out for how unbelievably rare its depictions are... outside of Porn that is. At most, only expect a vague allusion but the instances where the lives of female inmates are featured are vanishingly rare in comparison to male inmates. And the only thing that most people recall about women's prison is its Fetish Fuel potential.

An unfortunate effect of Most Writers Are Male is that most of them have never been to a women's prison, nor do they know how life is inside of it. It can be because men are not allowed inside, much like women in men's prisons. It may be because female offenders aren't considered as Badass as male offenders thus less worthy of scrutiny. Or it may be because they just Did Not Do The Research.

But, let's face it, it's mostly because most of them assume women's prisons a lesbian porn haven. No matter what, in sharp contrast to men's prisons, women's prisons are always believed to be a Fetish Fuel station where women learn to be bisexuals and how to please other women in a beautiful and chaste way so they can serve men's fantasies better once they get out. And of course, female guardians partake joyfully in it as well as the lucky male staff who live in this palace of pleasure!

Needless to say, the above description is not Truth in Television. At all. But the preponderance of the porn-friendly description is so deeply ingrained that realistic depictions of women's prison as a main setting that don't include these elements are astonishingly rare.

A case of Situational Sexuality taken Up to Eleven. May contain offensive tropes like Rape Is Okay When Its Female On Female.

Compare Prison Rape.


  • All over the place in Porn.
  • Alluded to in Black Lagoon where Revy clearly states that she was a dominant dyke back there.
  • Notably averted in Gothika where the porn element is completely absent.
  • Also alluded to in Bound since it produced a wonderfully lesbian Gina Gershon.
  • French book Le Serment des Limbes (transl. the Limbo Pledge) also heavily implies this trope when the main character has to interview a female inmate.
  • Mo'Nique in her routine ''I Coulda Been You Cellmate', that is set in a women's institution, playfully toys with this trope about its implausibility.
Community Feedback Replies: 8
  • April 22, 2011
    • Brushed at in Chicago: the women's prison certainly isn't shown hosting any lesbic action, but Roxie's first impression of the matron "Mama" Morton makes for the sultry Dream Sequence musical number "When You're good To Mama".
  • April 22, 2011
    This is related but may not be the same: even when there is no porn or sexuality, there will inevitably be a nude shower scene. Truth In Television in this case, but still pretty blatant Fan Service.
  • April 22, 2011
    Lady Gaga's "Telephone" music video uses this somewhat in the part of the video when she is in prison.
  • April 22, 2011
    @jaytee: Well a shower scene is also common in Men's prison settings such as Prison Break or even the very dark Oz. But in a women's prison, there will always be hints of sensual soap applying or any porn-like stuff like this. As said in the example list, the only Movie I can think of that openly averts this is Gothika who features a rather plain shower scene with many women and many of them being unattractive or old as would be found in an actual women's prison.
  • April 22, 2011
    Yes, the prison shower scene is a classic in all media. My point was more that women's prison depictions are WAY more likely to feature full frontal nudity, whereas with men's prisons it was rare until recently to even show a butt. this may more related to depictions of nudity in general and the fact that it's hard to shoot a standing nude scene without at least boobs.

    either way
  • April 22, 2011
    There's a lot of gay porn with a prison theme. It tends to be a bit darker, but so does the lesbian stuff.
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  • April 23, 2011
    Okay, so if this exists already, I'll just put my description in addition to what is already existing if no one objects.