We are going to share with you a movie about rebellion, a tale of deceit and love, most importantly the story of one crazy ass bitch, Poison Ivy. Directed by Katt Shea, from 1992, starring the ever-wild Drew Barrymore as the title character Ivy, and introverted and sexually ambiguous Sara Gilbert as Sylvie ‘Coop’ Cooper. A movie full of fresh 1990s fashion and one cheesy tattoo, a true gem that stands out against campy thrillers of it’s time.
The story begins off innocently enough, social outcast (Gilbert) befriends sexy new girl in town (Barrymore), throwing her mundane privileged yuppie lifestyle upside down, causing conflict with daddy dearest (Tom Skerritt) and resentment is seeded against sick and lonely bedridden mum (Cheryl Ladd). An erotic thriller involving sexy troubled girls, a hot vintage set of wheels, and a rope swing in the valley that you better believe will lead to disaster.
Boarder line cheesy, undeniably sultry, switch the lights off for this one and cuddle into someone you’re not afraid to have a laugh with. B-movies have always been an indulgence for us at The Eye of Faith, and we must admit this (soon to be) A-list cast gets it right and gives us a film we’ll always recall if we sense danger. We got a lot more than a rash from Poison Ivy, is for sure!