"Bad Girls" was inspired by life on the strip. I noticed "working women" always walking the streets. One day a young secretary, Nellie Prestwood, who worked in the PR department at Casablanca, went out for lunch and was mistaken by a policeman for a prostitute. She was a very pretty, well-dressed black woman who could just as easily have been mistaken for a model, but for some reason had been profiled as a hooker. That was the incident that inspired "Bad Girls''. - Donna Summer
''The song wasn't a put-down. It was about sadness, the sadness of these girls' lives. As Sly Stone once wrote, everybody is a star or, at least, everyone wants to be one. Maybe the "bad girls" go about it in a way that is different from yours or mine, but they're just as real as we are.'' - Donna Summer
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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