What You Need To Know:
(R, PC, LLL, VVV, S, NN, A, Ho, M, B) Romantic, fatalist worldview with strong revenge motif, strength is power, men are evil or ignorant drunks, & women abused, brutalized & demeaned--then alternately portrayed as powerful enough to conquer men when gaining revenge; 36 obscenities, 1 profanity & countless uses of the word "whore"; brutal violence--shootings, bloody beatings, murder, & clearly implied rape; partial female nudity & revealing clothing; alcohol use & abuse; implied lesbianism--2 women briefly kiss on lips; theft, extortion & general disregard for established law--all condoned, none punished; and, one character briefly prays in church.
Four intelligent, attractive prostitutes escape their oppressive circumstances and set out to start a new life in the Old West with guns blazing, bullets flying and tight-fitting clothing bursting at the seams in the action-western film BAD GIRLS. Upon leaving their old profession, however, these ladies immediately exhibit new potential job skills as expert horse riders and lightning fast gunfighters.
Film and production quality are adequate, but besides sporting cool outlaw names like “Kid” and “Cody” there is nothing of any interest or value in BAD GIRLS, as foul language and brutality pervade the film. One male character is beaten and murdered after single-handedly saving the lives of several of the BAD GIRLS. Even more unsettling is the abusive, often sexually abusive, treatment of women. However, that element is counterbalanced by the politically correct viewpoint that women are tough enough to handle it and can exact revenge for themselves when appropriate. Both elements are offensive and revenge is never appropriate. In one scene, referring to her former “job” of prostitution as though it were somehow preferable to her immediate circumstance, Mary Stuart Masterson’s character laments, “At least as a whore I had some value.” Certainly, there are many other films with more value than BAD GIRLS.