Bathtub Bondage Bonanza

Bathtub Bondage Bonanza

Who doesn't like a good bathtub scene? A dozen prime picks to "wet" your appetite.

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Such a pleasant break from the usual! So many opportunities for peril! So much...wetness! The "classic" bathtub scene has our damsel in deadly distress as the water rises, and we've seen memorable examples from around the world, including Patricia Healy in Profiler, Hanna Alsterlund in Johan Falk: Organizatsija Karayan, Yuval Scharf in the Israeli series New York, and Croatian beauty Doris Pinčić Rogoznica in Larin izbor.

But just in case water isn't perilous enough for you: how about some nasty acid, as in a certain Medicopter 117 scene with Roswitha Meyer? Or an electric deathtrap, as with Lucilla Agosti in Distretto di polizia?

Even when we're not completely sold—see the Niedrig und Kuhnt scene whose director decided to shoot it entirely in extreme closeup, or that Spellbinder scene in which the bad guys plunk Gosia Piotrowska down in a couple inches of water before practically begging her to pull off her gag and chew through her ropes—there's fun to be had.

And lest we forget: even if one never intends to turn the water on, the trusty bathtub can still be a convenient place to stash one's damsel. Consider Stephanie Scott in Caught, or Jenny Winkler in Verbotene Liebe. And while we still wish it had lasted a bit longer, who can forget Jamie Luner's underwear fashion show in the series finale of Melrose Place?

We'll wrap things up with The Feminine Touch (aka The November Conspiracy). It's the only scene on this list with no gag, but it's one of our favorites nonetheless: wet becomes Paige Turco, and that's one movie villain who will never get another chance to underestimate her.

P.S. Yes, I know we're currently missing a few classic bathtub moments that still need definitive edits, like Samantha Eggar's legendary scene from The Collector and Jacqui Gordon in Bellamy. They're on my to-do list. In the meantime, check out the bathtub tag for more great scenes.

Bathtub Bondage Bonanza

  • Profiler (1996)
    What's Love Got to Do with It?
    Patricia Healy
  • Johan Falk: Organizatsija Karayan (2012)
    Hanna Alsterlund
  • New York (2012)
    Episode 01.22
    Yuval Scharf
  • Larin izbor (2011)
    Episode 01.164
    Helena Buljan, Doris Pincic
  • Medicopter 117 - Jedes Leben zählt (1998)
    Horror
    Roswitha Meyer
  • Distretto di polizia (2000)
    Una triste risata
    Lucilla Agosti
  • Niedrig und Kuhnt - Kommissare ermitteln (2003)
    Abgeblitzt
  • Spellbinder (1995)
    The Gunpowder Plot
    Gosia Piotrowska
  • Caught (2015)
    Stefanie Scott
  • Verbotene Liebe (1995)
    October 8, 2007
    Jenny Winkler
  • Verbotene Liebe (1995)
    October 9, 2007
    Jenny Winkler
  • Melrose Place (1992)
    Asses to Ashes
    Jamie Luner
  • The Feminine Touch (1995)
    Paige Turco

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