Bad Girls (1994)
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
Genres - Western | Sub-Genres - Buddy Film, Feminist Film, Revisionist Western | Run Time - 99 min. | Countries - United States | MPAA Rating - R
Synopsis by Don Kaye
Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie MacDowell, and Drew Barrymore are the stars of this Western whose main gimmick is making heroes into heroines. They all start out as prostitutes, as Cody (Stowe) shoots a drunken colonel who attempts to molest Anita (Masterson). She is about to be lynched for defending her friend when the other "bad girls" ride in and rescue her, pursued by detectives. The rest of the film follows their adventures as they get caught up in hostage situations, bank robberies, shootouts, and romantic interludes with handsome young cowboys with never a hair out of place or an unsightly smudge of Western dust. Amazingly, all four former prostitutes are able to ride, shoot, rope, and fight as well. Bad Girls is not likely to be thought of as a realistic view of how women lived in the Old West.
conflict, law, brothel, frontier, group, injustice, on-the-run, outlaw [Western], prostitute/prostitution, revenge, search, town, woman