Poison Ivy

Character: Guy
Directed by: Katt Shea (as Katt Shea Ruben)
Written by: Melissa Goddard (story) Andy Ruben (screenplay) & Katt Shea (screenplay) (as Katt Shea Ruben)
Produced by: Melissa Goddard
Other cast: Sara Gilbert, Drew Barrymore, Tom Skerritt, Cheryl Ladd
Release date: May 8, 1992
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Running time: 1h 30min

A sexy teen (Barrymore) who lives with her aunt moves in with a reclusive teen (Gilbert) and slowly works her way into the lives of her adopted family. The mother (Ladd) is sickly and can't sexually satisfy her husband (Skerritt) any more, and to the daughter's horror, (Barrymore) begins seducing her father.

Soundtrack

“BABY 89”
Written by Scott Drake and Jeff Fieldhouse
Performed by The Humpers
Courtesy of Mean Dog Records

“VERY FIRST LIE”
Written by Jim Ellison
Performed by Material Issue
Courtesy of Mercury Records
by arrangement with Polygram Special Products

“LET IT GO”
Written and Performed by Dan Reed
Courtesy of Mercury Records
by arrangement with Polygram Special Products

“THE SALT OF JOY”
Written and Performed by Dan Reed
Courtesy of Mercury Records
by arrangement with Polygram Special Products

“TOO BAD”
Written by W. Crane and E. Phillips
Performed by Ugly Kid Joe
Courtesy of Stardog/Mercury Records

“OUT OF THE BLUE”
Written by Aaron Davis
Performed by Aaron Davis Band

“MAMA NEVER TOLD ME”
Written and Performed by Dan Shea


Alternate Versions for Poison Ivy

Also released on video in an unrated version which features more nudity and restores some scenes that were edited out of the original version.

In the unrated version, there is an additional scene (at about 30:30) after Ivy and Sylvie hitch a ride home from the tatoo parlor. Sylvie complains about her looks, and Ivy tells her she’s “beautiful”. They kiss, and Sylvie looks bothered.

A short encounter between Ivy and Sylvie’s father is not included in the unrated version. In this scene, Ivy mentions she “likes fuzzy things”, and that she is no longer intimidated by Sylvie’s father.

The unrated version contains about thiry seconds of extra footage from Ivy’s and Sylvie’s father’s first sexual encounter (after the party, after Sylvie’s mother is asleep).

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