Writer-director Matthew Bright's follow-up to his audacious FREEWAY (1996), a ghoulish retelling of the tale of Little Red Riding Hood
, is a brutal hybrid that combines girls-in-the-slammer exploitation, road-movie adventure and a mind-boggling riff on the theme of Hansel and Gretel
. Abused and left to her own devices by her trailer-trash family, bulimic, seethingly mad-at-the-world teenage junkie Crystal Van Meuther (Natasha Lyonne) — "White Girl" to her friends — drifts into dealing, turning tricks and brutally robbing her johns, which eventually gets her arrested and sentenced to 25 years in prison. She's sent to a shady juvenile facility for girls t...