The opening "Wet Strip" in which Barb dances in a strip club with her breasts hanging out of her rubber dress whilst being sprayed with water was suggested by Pamela Anderson after she was inspired by a nightmare she had in which she was being sprayed with champagne whilst performing a "Nasty dance". David Hogan, who was under pressure to include more nudity, liked the idea and threw out the movie's original opening to include it.
The film's producers took the unusual step of announcing there would be no sequel after its disappointing opening. In a 2002 interview Pamela Anderson stated that she would not have been interested in one anyway and that the late decision to include nudity and more violence was a mistake.
Barb's motorcycle is a 885cc Triumph Thunderbird made as a water-cooled three cylinder model by the new Triumph factory at Hinckley in Leicestershire. In later scenes she rides a Triumph Tiger which also had an 885cc water-cooled three cylinder engine.
The entire "Don't call me, Babe" leitmotif of Barb Wire comes from the original advertising for the Barb Wire Dark Horse comic book, in which she said those words to differentiate herself from a buxom, slightly airy comic book heroine named Babe by John Byrne.
Although the film seems to contradict itself about what year it is set in (the year is twice said to be 2017 but later given as 2019) it is of course possible that over a year could have passed between the scene of Barb looking out at the city from the car and the torture scene.