Many people have loved the cheese of the 70’s women’s prison movies. Most of them are just big dumb drive in style entertainment with a huge emphasis on sexploitation, sassy dialogue and revenge bits. Quentin Tarantino, and Robert Rodriguez have cited many of these as favorites. The Big Bird Cage, The Big Doll House, hell I LOVE Switchblade Sisters, and even 1993’s “Chanined Heat II” with Bridget freaking Nielsen. There is only a few constants in these yarns. There will be scantily clad women working hard. There will be a sadistic warden, there will be at least one woman who is actually innocent. There will be girl fights, followed by torture, and then there will be a huge climax where all the girls break out of the big joint. It’s campy trash at it’s best. It’s almost laughable how bad these movies are…but they keep me coming back. Sugar Boxx does it’s best to cash in on that concept. For most sakes and purposes, it delivers on these concepts. Sexy reporter Valerie March goes undercover inside Florida’s Sugar State Woman’s Prison as a promise to a friend. What she finds is endless tales of corruption that shoots up the ladders of local congress. Most of the usual suspects are here. The cute one, the innocent one, the tough one, the good guards, the evil bad guards…yada yada. There is even the mock 70’s music to match. There is also probably enough humor here to give it a pass, but this movie sometimes suffers an identity crisis. You don’t really ever know if this is supposed to be a “spoof of” or an actual edition to the genre itself. Most of the plot plans out the way you would expect most movies like this to play out, however things get somewhat sloppy towards the end. Basically, this film kind of runs on too long past it’s “resolution” and wears out it’s welcome. Amazon gives this 3 and a half stars, and I think they are being overly generous here. It’s a good try, but I give it 2 out of 5 cheese curds for being lazy at it’s execution

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