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Jonathan Demme's first film.


* {{Fanservice}}: It's a women in prison movie. There are multiple shower scenes with full frontal nudity, Pandora is naked when she's put in solitary confinement, Jacqueline and the other new inmates have to submit to a strip search. Interestingly there is no lesbian sex, although it's hinted at with the very butch [=McQueen=] and her butch sidekick Pinter.

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* {{Fanservice}}: It's a women in prison movie. There are multiple shower scenes {{Shower scene}}s with full frontal nudity, Pandora is naked when she's put in solitary confinement, Jacqueline and the other new inmates have to submit to a strip search. Interestingly there is no lesbian sex, although it's hinted at with the very butch [=McQueen=] and her butch sidekick Pinter.



* GirlsBehindBars: A women-in-prison movie with lots of ShowerScenes and perverted guards and {{Fanservice}} nudity.

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* GirlsBehindBars: A women-in-prison movie with lots of ShowerScenes {{Shower Scene}}s and perverted guards and {{Fanservice}} nudity.



* LastNameBasis: A peculiar variant on this. All the prison staff refer to the prisoners with their full names, last name first ("Wilson, Jacqueline"). They do this even when talking amongst themselves with no prisoner present.

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* LastNameBasis: A peculiar variant on this. All the prison staff refer refers to the prisoners with their full names, last name first ("Wilson, Jacqueline"). They do this even when talking amongst themselves with no prisoner present.



* WoundedGazelleGambit: In the raid on the prison at the end, the three women hijack the prison van by having Crazy pretend to faint by the side of the road as the van approaches.

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* WoundedGazelleGambit: In the raid on the prison at the end, the three women hijack the prison van by having Crazy pretend to faint by the side of the road as the van approaches.approaches.

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An argument in the prison kitchen leads to Maggie grabbing a gun, shooting a guard, and going on an abortive escape attempt. Jacqueline had nothing to do with the escape attempt but she was in the kitchen, so both she and Maggie go through brutal ElectricTorture at the hands of the perverted (male) prison doctor, Dr. Randolph. Soon after, Jacqueline and Maggie escape for real

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An argument in the prison kitchen leads to Maggie grabbing a gun, shooting a guard, and going on an abortive escape attempt. Jacqueline had nothing to do with the escape attempt but she was in the kitchen, so both she and Maggie go through brutal ElectricTorture at the hands of the perverted (male) prison doctor, Dr. Randolph. Soon after, Jacqueline and Maggie escape for real
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It's a "women in prison" movie. Jacqueline Wilson (Erica Gavin) goes to prison, evidently on a narcotics charge. She makes friends with two other very good-looking prisoners: Belle, a gorgeous blonde, and Pandora, a tall, curvaceous black woman. Jacqueline makes an enemy out of a mean, tough prisoner named Maggie. Unfortunately the prison they are all locked up in is a cruel and savage place ruled by an evil warden, [=McQueen=] (Barbara Steele, known as a ScreamQueen of European horror films).

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It's a "women in prison" movie. Jacqueline Wilson (Erica Gavin) goes to prison, evidently on a narcotics charge. She makes friends with two other very good-looking prisoners: Belle, a gorgeous blonde, and Pandora, a tall, curvaceous black woman. Jacqueline makes an enemy out of a mean, tough prisoner named Maggie. Unfortunately the prison they are all locked up in is a cruel and savage place ruled by an evil warden, [=McQueen=] (Barbara Steele, known as a ScreamQueen scream queen of European horror films).


* ShotInTheAss: A little gross humor in the end has one of the women shoot a fat guard in the butt, causing him to break wind as he falls over.



* WardensAreEvil: [=McQueen=] the closeted lesbian warden, who throws her prisoners in solitary confinement at the drop of a hat and orders brutal ElectricTorture.

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* WardensAreEvil: [=McQueen=] the closeted lesbian warden, who throws her prisoners in solitary confinement at the drop of a hat and orders brutal ElectricTorture.ElectricTorture.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: In the raid on the prison at the end, the three women hijack the prison van by having Crazy pretend to faint by the side of the road as the van approaches.

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* GirlsBehindBars
* {{Lobotomy}}

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* GirlsBehindBars
AirVentPassageway: You wouldn't think a ''prison'' would have easily accessible air vent passageways but this one does. Belle uses just such a passageway, not to escape, but to sneak food to Pandora in solitary confinement. This eventually gets Belle in a lot of trouble.
* {{Lobotomy}}CatapultNightmare: Belle's EroticDream of sex with a man through the prison turns to a nightmare when, in her dream, she gets a very long knife (closer to a mini-sword, really) and starts stabbing at him. She then wakes up CatapultNightmare style.
* CatFight: Jacqueline and Pandora get into a hair-pulling cat fight. Surely mandatory in a women-in-prison movie.
* CollidingCriminalConspiracies: Maggie and Jacqueline, now out free, elect to commit armed robbery of a currency exchange business. Hilariously, they show up there only to find a completely different robbery underway. Maggie shoots one of the other robbers and they get away when the first set of robbers run off and the cops go after them.
* ElectricTorture: CPT or "corrective prisoner therapy" is what [=McQueen=] calls the jail's practice of punishing inmates by electric torture via an electroshock therapy device. It's a terrifying scene in which Maggie and Jacqueline are tortured, with Jacqueline begging for mercy ("please don't hurt me anymore") between shocks until Dr. Randolph gags her.
* EroticDream: Both Belle and Jacqueline have erotic dreams of sex with men, and [=McQueen=] the warden has an erotic dream about performing in the talent show for the inmates.
* EvilCripple: [=McQueen=] the evil warden uses a wheelchair.
* {{Fanservice}}: It's a women in prison movie. There are multiple shower scenes with full frontal nudity, Pandora is naked when she's put in solitary confinement, Jacqueline and the other new inmates have to submit to a strip search. Interestingly there is no lesbian sex, although it's hinted at with the very butch [=McQueen=] and her butch sidekick Pinter.
* ForTheEvulz: Just to be a bitch, one of the guards takes a dead roach and throws it into the soup Maggie is preparing in the prison kitchen. This triggers the confrontation that ends in a shootout and Maggie's first, abortive escape attempt.
* AFriendInNeed: Belle makes risky trips through the AirVentPassageway and into the guards' break room in order to steal food that she then delivers to Pandora in solitary confinement.
* GreatEscape: Jacqueline and Maggie overpower a guard in the orchard, steal the prison van, and then make an escape. Apparently nobody's in all that much of a hurry to catch them, as they are casually chatting at a gas station, still in the van, when a cop arrives and they wind up stealing his car.
* GirlsBehindBars: A women-in-prison movie with lots of ShowerScenes and perverted guards and {{Fanservice}} nudity.
* HappyEnding: Maggie, Jacqueline, and Maggie's friend "Crazy" from the outside all work together to stage a raid where they break ''in'' to the prison, free Belle and Pandora, and then break back out. All five get away together and are free at the end.
* ImpairmentShot: Belle's drugged-up impairment as Dr. Randolph gets her to sign the release for her lobotomy is represented by an out-of-focus POV shot.
* LaserGuidedKarma: The prison guards open fire with rifles on the van that our heroines drive out of the jail at the end. The only people they manage to shoot are [=McQueen=] and Randolph. (Randolph is clearly dead but the warden appears to still be alive when Pinter finds her at the end.)
* LastNameBasis: A peculiar variant on this. All the prison staff refer to the prisoners with their full names, last name first ("Wilson, Jacqueline"). They do this even when talking amongst themselves with no prisoner present.
* {{Lobotomy}}: A prisoner named Bonnie was lobotomized by Dr. Randolph and now lives in a permanent zombie-like state. When Jacqueline finds out that Dr. Randolph will soon do the same to Belle, she springs into action.
* MysteriousPast: A single picture on the wall of [=McQueen=]'s office shows that not only was she once able-bodied, she was part of a happy family. What led her to be an evil paraplegic prison warden is unexplained.
* TheOldCon: Among all the young, gorgeous, curvy, frequently naked prisoners is one old lady who doesn't do much more than spit her dentures out when she's bored. One of Belle's trips to the guards' break room ends in disaster when she accidentally surprises the old con, who has a heart attack and dies on the spot.
* PrecisionFStrike: The confrontation between Maggie and the prison guard in the kitchen climaxes with Maggie saying "Can you read lips?", and then, with the sound muted, very clearly saying "FUCK YOU!"
* RapeAsDrama: Dr. Randolph takes Polaroids of an unconscious Belle, and then rapes her.
* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: [=McQueen=] is revealed to be a deeply closeted lesbian. She has an EroticDream where she performs for all the prisoners in spangly tights. But later, when a search of Pandora's cell reveals a nude photo of Pandora, an enraged [=McQueen=] has her thrown into solitary confinement.
* ShowerScene: Three different times we see the very good-looking naked inmates cycling through the shower.
* WardensAreEvil: [=McQueen=] the closeted lesbian warden, who throws her prisoners in solitary confinement at the drop of a hat and orders brutal ElectricTorture.

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''Caged Heat'' is a 1974 film directed by Creator/JonathanDemme, produced by Creator/RogerCorman.

It's a "women in prison" movie. Jacqueline Wilson (Erica Gavin) goes to prison, evidently on a narcotics charge. She makes friends with two other very good-looking prisoners: Belle, a gorgeous blonde, and Pandora, a tall, curvaceous black woman. Jacqueline makes an enemy out of a mean, tough prisoner named Maggie. Unfortunately the prison they are all locked up in is a cruel and savage place ruled by an evil warden, [=McQueen=] (Barbara Steele, known as a ScreamQueen of European horror films).

An argument in the prison kitchen leads to Maggie grabbing a gun, shooting a guard, and going on an abortive escape attempt. Jacqueline had nothing to do with the escape attempt but she was in the kitchen, so both she and Maggie go through brutal ElectricTorture at the hands of the perverted (male) prison doctor, Dr. Randolph. Soon after, Jacqueline and Maggie escape for real

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* GirlsBehindBars
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