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Jailbait is a 2014 Girls Behind Bars Exploitation Film by The Asylum. Anna Nix, gifted student and cello player, accidentally kills her stepfather in self-defense when he tries to rape her. Due to her mother denying that the stepfather did anything to her, Anna is sent away for 4 years in a maximum security facility for involuntary manslaughter. There, she has to find her place in the hierarchy of the jail and figure out how she's going to survive.


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  • Attempted Rape: Anna kills her stepfather in defending herself from his rape attempt at the beginning of the film. Unfortunately, her mother and the cops don't believe what happened, so Anna is sent to prison.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Despite being beaten repeatedly, the worst that Anna comes away with is a scar on her cheek.
  • Crime of Self-Defense: Anna kills her stepfather in self-defense when he's trying to rape her. The cops and jury don't believe it though, since her mother denies he'd done anything, so Anna is thus convicted of involuntary manslaughter, getting four years in prison.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Female: Anna's roommate, Genie, doesn't take long to start groping Anna and doesn't stop when Anna asks her to. The movie portrays this as sexy instead of disturbing.
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  • Driven to Suicide: Anna doesn't take it well when she's confined to solitary while suffering from withdrawal.
  • Exploitation Film: The film takes every excuse it can to get Anna and the other inmates naked.
  • Fan Disservice: There are multiple shower scenes, but most of them involve vomit or no holds barred beatdowns.
  • Girls Behind Bars: The film is set in a woman's prison. There are liberal amounts of lesbian sex and underwear is apparently a privilege only earned after the first year. However, it also shows sexual assault and violence as common. The warden is revealed as coercing many of the prisoners into sex in return for favors, which the main character (who's herself a victim of this) reveals eventually, getting him arrested.
  • Had to Come to Prison to Be a Crook: When she went to prison, the only act of violence Anna had done was defending herself against her father. Through the course of the film, she becomes a violent hyper-sexualized junkie. However, at the end of the film, she seems to have gotten back on the straight and narrow.
  • Institutional Apparel: There's two different standard forms of apparel. Half of the girls are in orange jumpsuits with white under-shirts. The other half are in beige scrubs. And, if the inmates in the film are representative, you don't get a bra until you've been there at least a year.
  • Live-Action Adaptation: A graphic novel was released a few months before the film.
  • Mockbuster: Of Orange Is the New Black.
  • Prison Rape: Anna suffers this from other inmates. It's portrayed as endemic to the prison, including by the warden, who coerces many inmates into sex in return for favors.
  • Rape as Drama: Anna suffers attempted rape from her stepfather in the beginning, killing him while defending herself, which sends him to prison. Then she's sexually assaulted by other inmates, while the warden coerces her into sex with him too. Rape is portrayed as pretty common in the prison.
  • Sinister Shiv: Several show up in the course of the film, always in the hands of the "evil" inmates.
  • Wardens Are Evil: Warden Frank sexually abuses the girls in his facility in exchange for favors and arranges for the shanking of a nurse who's going to reveal his crimes.

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