Monday Movie Meme – Women & Prison

Feature Presentation…MONDAY MOVIE MEME

This week’s movie topic is all about Women & Prison…We’ve covered prison movies, heists and jail breaks before, but we’ve never focused on the fairer sex and their portrayal in the prison system. Nicole wants to focus on women who are held captive or imprisoned during a film. I would broaden that scope to include women who hold roles as guards and captors.  Share on your blog movies that feature female prisoners, guards, or those who are accused and on their way to the Big House.

The first movie that came to mind wasn’t one with a woman in prison, but she was in chains.  In Black Snake Moan (2006) Christina Ricci spends most of the movie bound in chains dressed in not much more than her undies.  Samuel L Jackson is the well intended captor. 

Silence of the Lambs (1991) provides another visual of a captive woman, this one in a pit kept there by a crazy man (otherwise known as Detective Stottelemeyer).

Chicago (2002) is a movie with women in real prison.  What drove them all to lives of crime?  See for yourself.

And somehow Renee Zellweger ends up in prison again in Bridget Jones:The Edge of Reason (2004).   Only this time she’s in Thailand.

That’s all I’ve got.  What about you?

14 thoughts on “Monday Movie Meme – Women & Prison

  1. Amy says:

    Oh wow, Stacy, you did a much better job picking movies than I did!
    All 3 are great ones for this theme. How I could forget Chicago is beyond me!

    Great job & list!

  2. thebumbles says:

    Ah – Chicago! I still haven’t seen it – given Andy’s adverse reactions to musicals – but hot girls in prison shouldn’t be that hard of a cell if you ask me.

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