The first time I watched BAD GIRLS DORMITORY (upon its original release in an actual movie theater no less) I thought it was poorly made, poorly lit, and badly edited. The film was "discovered" by a cable TV series called USA UP ALL NIGHT, and the film became a late-night hit. I have watched it several times since then, and it actually does get better on subsequent viewings. Shot on 35mm in the mid-1980s for the exploitation market (there actually was a market for this), it was a NYC independent production with a very low budget. Three nice girls are set up (by men, of course) and land in a correctional facility. We know this because: a) the sign says so, and b) the building has barbed wire outside of it! The film seems to stop every ten minutes or so for an "action" sequence, which appear to be dropped into the film because someone told the filmmakers the genre needed them. No one told him they did not have to look so staged. The sleaze factor is evident from the beginning. A doctor puts on a plastic glove to form a cavity search (no, not a latex glove - that would have cost too much. It's the type of plastic glove food handlers are supposed to use), and when the girls bend over, he takes the glove off with a smile. What stands out upon repeated viewings is how good (among an oasis of bad) some of the performances are. Dan Barclay as Dr. DeMarco and Rebecca Rothbaum as Nurse Stevens stand out. Barclay is subtle (unusual for this genre), well spoken and realistic. It's astonishing this his is only credit listed on IMDB. With his handsome looks and good manner, he should have done much more work. Rothbaum is also someone who gives a good performance, and ditto when you look her up on IMDB. Rick Gianasi, the matinee idol lead, at least went on to do more work. Oh, and just try to get the song HOSE ME DOWN out of your head after you hear it.