"Chicks-in-prison flick that will make you need a shower."
Bare Behind Bars (a.k.a. A Prisăo) isn’t just one of those mindless ‘chicks-in-prison’ flicks; it may be the original blueprint!Enjoyable solely to those who enjoy seeing elaborate forms of naked female degradation or those trying to gauge precisely how low the cinematic medium can sink, Bare Behind Bars is the opposite of a refreshing shower. Released in the U.S. in 1980 (with an X rating to boot), this one makes movies like Chained Heat, Caged Fury, and Reform School Girls look like the original Star Wars trilogy.
More a series of painful and dingy sequences of sex and humiliation than anything resembling an actual story, Bare Behind Bars parades its requisite components with an assembly-line regularity: evil she-bitch lesbian wardens, virginal newcomers experiencing their first tastes of reluctant cunnilingus, whips, shackles, sex slaves, brutal brawls, a few large tables you’d never want to eat off of, and a gaggle of freaky naked ladies. Throw all these ingredients into a dank dungeon, light the whole production with a few dedicated flashlights, a slap a lurid cover on the video box!
If my criticisms seem a bit extreme, you could attribute that to my overwhelming hatred for the whole ‘chicks in prison’ sub-genre. Those who get a devious little thrill from this form of entertainment (and I’m certainly not judging) will certainly want to search this obscure little flick out. Probably closest in attitude and content to the world-infamous Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS series, Bare Behind Bars is one of the grimiest experiences I’ve ever withstood...which means it may be the finest film ever made of this decidedly unsavory variety.