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"Soft young girls behind hard prison bars"
"Their bodies were caged, but not their desires."
Back in the 60's and 70's they made women-in-prison movies in which beautiful women were forced to work all day in the fields in filthy hot conditions, and they would mud wrestle and get whipped and hung up in bamboo cages, but they always had perfect hair and makeup. They all wore skimpy outfits, even the female guards, but they were shown as strong women who could take care of themselves - just the right amount of feminism for the drive-in movie crowd. Those were the golden days of female convicts. Now we just have "Orange is the New Black." The Big Doll House was directed by Jack Hill who made some caged women movies with Pam Grier before making his Blaxploitation movies with her, Coffy and Foxy Brown, long before Quentin Tarantino had her star in Jackie Brown. In this movie, the sadistic head guard of a women's prison in the Phillipines keeps snakes in cages in her office and keeps a cobra in a cabinet that she tells Grier she took from the jungle. Later she attaches the cobra to an overhead device and dangles it over a woman she is trying to get to talk, threatening her with a deadly cobra bite. They dangled a real live cobra over the actress Judith Brown with only a pane of glass between them. That took some never.