|True Story of a Woman in Jail: Sex Hell (1975)|
|Writers:||Kôyû Ohara and Akira Momoi|
|Starring:||Hitomi Kozue, Meika Seri and Maya Hiromi|
|The Plot: True Story of a Woman in Jail: Sex Hell is as provocative as the title might imply. A women in prison story, the plot focuses on a group of women fresh in the juvenile hall system. Mayumi is our gateway into this world, and unlike many others who are new to prison life, she isn’t afraid to fight back. Although the guards are quite oppressive, trading food for sex at times, the most harrowing experiences awaiting Mayumi come from her fellow inmates. Despite this, Mayumi doesn’t intend to spend her entire life in this hell hole. She eventually partners up with another inmate and the two hatch a scheme to escape the prison. However, many of the other prisoners will stand in her way, and the authorities who wish for her to bow down to their will may also prove to be a threat. Sex, violence, and bloody tampons are all what await you when starting True Story of a Woman in Jail: Sex Hell.|
That explicit attitude found in Sex Hell is certainly one of the building blocks that sets this movie apart as its own entity. Although lesbian sex and nudity are expected within this genre, there are a few instances of extreme cruelty that take the movie into some very interesting territories. In the world of Sex Hell, women are not only cruel to one another in the big house, forcing lesbian sex on the weaker inmates, but they are also social deviants of the highest order. In a very early sequence, we get to see the new girl held down by her peers and sexually humiliated. As they poke and prod her, one of the other inmates squats down and gives a very visible golden shower to the young woman. As if that weren’t enough, she also has her pubic hair pulled out by hand. The vulgarity that Sex Hell looks to expose doesn’t serve a dramatic purpose or provide insight into any sort of social crisis of this time or era, but is of the purely exploitative caliber. Audiences who expect high social commentary within a movie titled True Story of a Woman in Jail: Sex Hell are probably out of their mind to start with, but if you have come into this movie expecting pure sexploitation madness – then you made the right choice.