Why is it called Bad Girls Go To Hell? February 19, 2007Posted by rachaelg in bad girls go..., rape.
I was stumped by the title. The main character, Meg, is dependent and child-like; she whines for her husband to stay home, needs to be carried back to bed, and he has to coax her into smiling. She is naturally seductive, but I never saw her being “bad.” I kept expecting her to become a prostitute or something just to make sense of the title. The other women in the film weren’t “bad” either. Della, Della’s cousin, and the old-woman semi-invalid all try to help “Ellen” with her troubles, while most of the men in the film are the “bad ones”. So what’s up with the title? Just something catchy to appeal to a particular audience? Or maybe she’s a “bad girl” by default in the eyes of the men who try to rape her?