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Three gorgeous women in the middle of a desert with a beaten, nearly naked man in the trunk of their hot rod. As each gets out of the car, there is a long, [[SlowMotion slow-motion]] [[MaleGaze lingering shot, starting at each woman's long, shapely legs, tight bottoms, sliding up to ample bosoms]], and finally reaching their faces.

...thus begins ''Bitch Slap'', a 2009 movie that had a very limited initial release, but made quite an impression at various film festivals and eventually made it to DVD release in March, 2010.

The makers of this film, alumni of Creator/SamRaimi's ''[[Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Hercules]]'' and ''[[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]]'' franchises, sat down one day, between projects, and tried to think: "how do we make a movie that people will watch with a limited budget and using only day shoots?" The answer, [[LowestCommonDenominator of course]], is to simply put sexy girls Hel, Trixie, and Camero in revealing outfits in the middle of the desert, then have them [[{{Catfight}} fight]], [[{{Fanservice}} flaunt]], and [[GirlsLove fornicate]] their way through a convoluted, {{Troperiffic}} plot.

Of particular note here is the involvement of {{Badass}} kiwi ActionGirl stuntwoman and fight choreographer Creator/ZoeBell. The producers again called in favors from their ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' days; she was Lucy Lawless's stunt double. Her influence and expertise is one of the things that elevates this movie from mere exploitation schlock to ''awesome'' exploitation schlock.

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!!! "Trope Slap":

* ApocalypseHow: [[spoiler: There's a cannister of NanoMachines that will turn every living person on an entire continent into a gray paste]].
** Pinky later implies [[spoiler: it was all a hoax to get Hel and Camero in position to get her sword back.]]
* ActionGirl: Camero, Hel, Kinki, and [[spoiler: Pinky]].
* ActionDressRip: Hel, the better to become a KickChick.
* AmazonBrigade: The secret agent group, Flesh Force Foxy.
* AxCrazy: Camero. Pinky, too.
* {{Badass}}: Camaro, Hel, and Pinky.
* BaitAndSwitchLesbians: There is a chance that Trixie might fall for the handsome cop in the end. [[spoiler: In this movie? [[HetIsEw Fat chance]]]].
* BareYourMidriff: Camero and Kinki (for starters).
* {{BFG}}: Hel's "K-14 Corsair rail gun... carbon fiber mounts... hellfire damping system... and Zion laser scope. " Also qualifies as an ImpossiblyCoolWeapon.
* BigDamnHeroes: Just when all appears lost, [[spoiler: Deputy Fuchs]] emerges from the flames, weapon in hand, [[ClothingDamage shirt half blown off,]] to save the day, and gets rewarded with [[spoiler: a shuriken to the chest as part of the TwistEnding.]]
* BikerBabe: Camero. Plus her bike doubles as an ImprobableWeapon in one flashback scene.
* BiTheWay: Kinki
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: Trixie]]
* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: True, everyone except Trixie and Hel die bloodily, and Trixie is revealed to actually be Pinky and she leaves Hel sobbing in the desert.... but Hel's not in a terrible position. There are, presumably, at least two functional cars in the near vicinity (Hot Wire and Kinki's, and Deputy Fuchs's) and the rest of Gage's cache seems to be untouched. And the nanomachines are missing, but not activated. At the least, she can get herself to safety (and solvency) if she hurries.]]
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Trixie is brunette, Hel is redheaded and while Camero isn't blonde per se, she has the lightest hair.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Gage.]]
* [[BuryYourGays Bury Your Lesbians]]: Averted. Lesbians die, yes, but as many or more live.
* CameraAbuse: [[spoiler: Camero kills Kinki with a machine gun, and paints the lens red in the process.]]
* [[CastFullOfGay Cast Full of Lesbian]]: Nearly every female character is obviously a lesbian. Well, Kinki is probably [[BiTheWay bi]]. We're not sure about the midget and the showgirl at the Glory Hole.
* {{Catfight}}: at one point during Camero and Hel's knock-down, drag-out brawl(s), there is, incongruosly, a cat's yowl out of nowhere.
* CatholicSchoolGirlsRule: Kinki wears the tiniest Catholic schoolgirl outfit one can achieve and still cover the naughty bits.
* TheChessmaster: Pinky. To a lesser extent, Hel.
* TheChick: Trixie is portrayed as this. [[spoiler: [[TwistEnding She's not]]]].
* ChivalrousPervert: Deputy Fuchs, the cop that offers to help the ladies is revealed to be [[spoiler: a big fan of Trixie's stage show]]. Up to that point, he's been merely a CluelessDeputy.
* ClothingDamage: In spades. Several instances simply result in more flesh being revealed from attacks that one would assume to be normally fatal.
* ClusterFBomb: Mostly Gage, but Hel, Camero, and Hotwire aren't that far behind.
* CombatStilettos: Hel fights Camero in 'em. In sand, no less. Also see the entry under ImprovisedWeapon.
* ConspicuousCGI: Every flashback scene. Let me repeat: ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every period flashback period scene period.]]''
* CountryMatters: Gage makes the mistake of calling Camero this; she breaks his hand with the car's trunk lid in return.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: In the extended home-video cut, Camero's first drug freakout in Gage's trailer ends with her plunging her hand down the front of her jeans.
* DepravedBisexual: Kinki.
* DesignatedGirlFight: Averted. ALL of the main characters are female, the fights between them are merely the baddest, nastiest, and most ridiculous.
* TheDitz: Trixie, up until [[spoiler: [[TheReveal The Big Reveal]]]].
* ElvisImpersonator: Camero's dressed like this when she steals Gage's diamonds.
* {{Fanservice}}: And how! Just as an example of the lengths they go to for this trope, at one point the three leads have a five minute water fight, ''in the middle of the desert'', [[SexySoakedShirt drenching all of them dressed]], while they're worried that someone might be coming after them.
* FieryRedhead[=/=]DyeingForYourArt: Hel. The "making of" documentary says that both the actress, Erin Cummings, and the producers separately came up with the idea that Hel should be a redhead, just before shooting.
* FireBreathingWeapon: [[spoiler:After losing her katana, Pinky/Trixie uses a flame thrower to finish off her Glory Hole opponents.]]
* FlashbackEffects: The multitude of flashback sequences are obviously filmed on green screen, partially because it's cheaper for all those location shots, and partially because of camp value.
** FlashbackStares: Trixie and (occasionally) Hel.
* FlippingTheBird: Camero to the Mother Superior, after she's thrown out of the convent.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Trixie likes to watch women fight each other. Also [[HoYay she likes other stuff, too]].
* GirlsBehindBars: How Camero and Hel first met.
* GirlsLove: The LoveTriangle beteween the main three is pretty convoluted, too.
* GirlsWithGuns: Pretty much.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Kinki's flying-guillotine yo-yo.
* GratuitousJapanese: Much of Kinki's dialog, sans translation or even subtitles.
* GroinAttack: Performed on girls during fights (including one done [[ManBitesMan solely by teeth]]).
** Camero ''shoots'' Gage in the 'nads. ''Through'' Trixie's minidress. While Gage is using her as a HumanShield.
** And then Camero shoots Trixie in the bare groin.
** Hot Wire punches ''himself'' in the 'nads, ''repeatedly'', to stop one of his HollywoodTourettes outbursts. And promptly regrets it...
* GunsAkimbo: Hel, during the Glory Hole shootout. Dressed as a Vegas showgirl, no less.
* TheHandler: Mr. Phoenix.
* HasTwoMommies: Implied at one point with Trixie's daughter.
* HideYourLesbians: Quite averted. This movie doesn't know the meaning of the word "subtext".
* HollywoodTourettes: Hot Wire.
* ImprovisedWeapon: In a deleted flashback scene, Hel uses a high heel as a boomerang to disable a thug assaulting Trixie -- and follows it with a PreAssKickingOneLiner "You need to work on your nurturing skills, ''Film/{{Daddy-O}}.''"
* IShallTauntYou: Pretty much everything Camero says to Trixie.
* JiggleShow: Every single shot is choreographed to show how supple, bountious, and flexible the leading ladies are.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Pinky's sword.
* KickChick: Fight trainer Creator/ZoeBell took advantage of Erin Cummings' real-life background as a cheerleader when choreographing the [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown No Holds Barred Beatdowns]].
* LipstickLesbian: Trixie. [[AuthorAppeal They're all pretty feminine, though]].
* LovelyAngels: It starts off with Hel and Camero looking like they're going to be Lovely Angels. [[spoiler: Things go downhill before that happens]].
* LudicrousGibs: What happens when Camero kills a [[{{Mook}} mook]] by shredding him with the rear wheel of her motorcycle. For extra added {{Gorn}}, said [[{{Mook}} mook's]] girlfriend is drenched with his blood.
* MadeOfExplodium: The [[EveryCarIsAPinto T-bird]], when Hel shoots an RPG into it. Followed by Gage's trailer, when the gasoline canisters around it catch fire.
* MagneticWeapons: Hel finds a rail gun under a trailer home.
* MaleGaze: The entire point, really. Girls and guns, what more does a man want?
* MiniDressOfPower: Hel and Trixie.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Camero gets it in mind to resolve her issues with Hel and Trixie in this manner.
* NaughtyNuns: In a flashback, [[ThePornomancer Camero]] hides out in a convent. HilarityEnsues.
* NeckSnap: How Hel disposes of an opponent during one of the Foxy 69 flashbacks. For added {{Fanservice}}, his head's trapped ''between her thighs...''
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Hot Wire. Mohawk AND cataract AND scars AND TourettesShitcockSyndrome AND guns.
* NippleAndDimed: Despite being one of the most {{Fanservice}}y movies ever made, there's only one shot of an actual, unclothed female nipple in even the UnratedEdition. Made up for with a whole lotta Amazing Colossal Cleavage shots.
* NonFatalExplosions: Almost to the level of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''. Camero and [[spoiler:Deputy Fuchs]] are both caught in massive explosions, but emerge with no visible damage other than charred clothing.
* NoodleIncident: For a long while, it looks like the Glory Hole incident was going to be noodle-y. [[spoiler: Then the trope is averted in, ahem, [[IncrediblyLamePun glorious]] fashion when that particular flashback finally kicks in]].
* OhCrap: The expression on Hel's face when Trixie asks her how she knows so much about the {{BFG}}. Hel quickly improvises a story about how her dad was a CIA black ops team member in the 80's.
* OutGambitted: [[spoiler: Hel, by Pinky]]
* OvertOperative: Really, [[spoiler: Hel]] isn't very good at hiding this whole secret agent thing.
* PeekABooCorpse: At one point, the girls think they've found the location of the treasure. Unfortunately, when they dig it up, it proves to be [[spoiler:the butchered remains of Mr. Phoenix.]]
* ThePlan: Pinky's master plan: [[spoiler: have Mr. Phoenix send Hel undercover in the women's prison where Camero is rotting after being caught at the convent with the diamonds, so they'll plan to get the location of Gage's secret stash, where the diamonds and nanobot canister [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom of doom]] are... but the actual target is the sword that Gage also stole, that happens to be Pinky's most prized possession]].
** GambitPileup: [[spoiler: Gage has a hit squad waiting at the nanoweapon sale, so either he gets the diamonds or gets to keep both if the deal goes south. It works out so well that he even gets Pinky's sword in the process. This leads to Pinky's plan which involves tapping Hel to recruit Camaro and "Trixie" to get the location of Gage's stash, which begets Hel manipulating Camaro into being her dumb muscle.]]
* ThePornomancer: Camero works her way through a convent, does a contortionist at a circus, and even hits on the girlfriend of the guy she just messily murdered.
* PsychoLesbian: Zigzagged throughout the movie. All three protagonists are lesbians, but how mentally stable are they really? Is Camero really psycho, or is she merely temporarily high on drugs while going through a fit of WomanScorned? Is Hel a psychopath who will kill everyone? And will the sweet innocent stripper Trixie survive through the story without having a complete meltdown? [[spoiler:Maybe, maybe not? No need to answer those questions here. Clues in different directions are sprinkled throughout the film, and maybe just maybe you'll find out in the end.]]
* RiddleForTheAges: We never find out [[spoiler:what Trixie whispered to Deputy Fuchs in the trailer]].
* [[RightThroughHisPants Right Through Her Pants]]: The big love scene doesn't actually involve any nudity. It's still really hot, though.
* SexySoakedShirt: What do three hot chicks in the middle of the desert do when they're tired of digging in the sand for hidden loot? Use all their water in a gratuitous five-minute splash fight, of course!
* ShesGotLegs: Hel's and Trixie's when they first exit the car. Served up with a healthy side portion of FeetFirstIntroduction.
* ShoutOut:
** Hel's outfit in prison is a shout out to Rosie the Riveter, the advertising face of women in the UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo workforce and [[MemeticMutation lesbian icon]].
** The opening and closing credit sequences are themselves shout outs to classic [[Film/FasterPussycatKillKill Russ Meyer]]-style exploitation flicks.
** Camero's prisoner number is [[Film/THX1138 1138]].
** Many to ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'':
*** Cameos of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' actors are endless: Creator/LucyLawless (Xena), [=Renée O'Connor=] (Gabrielle), [=Kevin Sorbo=] (Hercules), [=Michael Hurst=] (Iolaus), [=William Gregory Lee=] (Virgil) and of course the aforementioned Creator/ZoeBell (stunts).
*** In one of the flashbacks, Trixie does Xena's trademark 'flip' jump - straight onto Gage.
*** Kinki's weapon - while not quite like the Chakram itself, is quite reminiscent of it in it's style. Also: the Katana.
** Flesh Force Foxy in probably a reference to Fox Force Five, a show with a very similar premise described by Mia Wallace in ''Film/PulpFiction''.
** Not only is Camero's habit in the nunnery right out of TheFlyingNun, but [=Renée O'Connor's=] character is named "Sister Batrill."
* TheSpook: Pinky. Until TheReveal.
* {{Stripperific}}: Justified in some cases by the fact that some characters are ''actually strippers'', it's played straight for most of the other female characters. At one point Camero rips a nun's robe off herself to reveal a leather thong bikini. She keeps the habit.
* TattooedCrook: Camero
* TitleDrop: A rather baroque version, during one of Camero's drug-fueled freakouts.
-->''"I'm gonna booty-bang bitch slap your fucking ass until you're just this side of salvage!"''
* {{Troperiffic}}: This film was lovingly crafted specifically to become a CultClassic by pinging as many tropes as possible.
* TwistEnding: As it turns out... [[spoiler: Trixie is actually Pinky, the notorious [[Film/TheUsualSuspects Keyser Soze-like]] crime boss that everyone is afraid of]].
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Camero and Hel, by Pinky]].
* UpToEleven: The script apparently calls for "the greatest {{Catfight}} ever filmed." It's certainly one of the longest; rivalling the Creator/KeithDavid[=/=]Wrestling/RoddyPiper brawl in ''Film/TheyLive'' in [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown duration and brutality]].
* TheVamp: [[spoiler: Trixie]]
* WallBangHer: Trixie gets this treatment... [[spoiler: by Hel]].
* WomanScorned: Camero does ''not'' take kindly to find Hel and Trixie in bed with each other. Turns out that Camero and Hel are actually a couple. Camero considered Hel the love of her life and trusted her with everything... The betrayal make her suspect that Hel has manipulated her all along.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Subverted ([[spoiler:with Hel]]) and played straight ([[spoiler:Camero and Deputy Fuchs]]).
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