Babydoll was betrayed by a dreadful stepfather when her mother died and framed for the murder of her younger sister, putting her on the fast track for a lobotomy at the Lennox House for the Criminally Insane, a creepy old joint in the darkest, dankest Victorian tradition.

However, the social hall has been transformed into a seedy nightclub, where the girls receive dance instruction from an Eastern European “doctor” (Carla Gugino) and then perform for select big shots glad-handed by the establishment’s sleazy proprietor, Blue (Oscar Isaac).