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Film / Barb Wire

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No clothes either.

The Film Of The Comic Book.

Released in 1996, the movie stars Pamela Anderson Lee as a nightclub owner/mercenary/Bounty Hunter in 2017 during the Second American Civil War. The Chief of Police raids her club because he is looking for a scientist who has information about a superweapon.

The film is based on the eponymous series printed by Dark Horse Comics during their attempt at creating a shared comic book universe, Comics' Greatest World, which resulted in an In Name Only compared with the source.

Barb Wire was panned by critics and bombed at the box office (making less than $4 million). The failure of the movie also effectively ended Pamela Anderson's dream of becoming a mainstream film star, and it would be 19 years before any more Barb Wire comics would be printed.

"Don't Call Me Trope":

  • Fanservice: It's a whole movie with Pamela Anderson in either tight, revealing clothing or none at all, what else would you expect?
  • Groin Attack: Barb orders a dog to do a "Package check," which means the dog bites the guy on the groin.
  • Naked on Arrival: Barb isn't exactly fully clothed during the credits when the audience first sees her and later, she meets her ex-husband's fiance' just after getting out of the bath.
  • Navel-Deep Neckline: The neckline in Barb's outfit is so low that her breasts look like they would topple out of her outfit at any time.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Barb spends much of the movie wearing a corset that enhances her already-buxom figure. According to Pamela Anderson, filming the fight scenes while wearing a corset and heels was extremely challenging.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: On the one hand, Barb Wire just wants to run her nightclub. On the other, she's a mercenary and Bounty Hunter during a Civil War, which means she has to do anything she can to survive.