Box Office: $0.0M
PRINCIPAL CASTEdith Meeks, Larry Maxwell, Scott Renderer, Millie White, Buck Smith, Anne Giotta, Susan Norman, Al Quagliata, Michelle Sullivan, James Lyons, John R. Lombardi, Tony Pemberton, Andrew Harpending
Poison is the second feature directed by Todd Haynes, the
Oscar®-nominated filmmaker of Far from Heaven and Carol.
It is a groundbreaking American Indie and a trailblazing
landmark of queer cinema. A work of immense visual
invention, Haynes’ spectacular follow-up to his legendary
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story is audacious, disturbing
and thrillingly cinematic.
Inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, Poison deftly
interweaves a trio of transgressive tales—“Hero,” “Horror”
and “Homo”—that build toward a devastating climax. “Hero,”
shot in mock TV-documentary style, tells a bizarre story of
suburban patricide and a miraculous flight from justice;
“Horror,” filmed like a delirious ’50s B-movie melodrama,
is a gothic tale of a mad sex experiment which unleashes
a disfiguring plague; while “Homo” explores the obsessive
sexual relationship between two prison inmates.
A runaway hit which made national headlines when it was
attacked by right-wing politicians, Poison is unsettling,
unforgettable and thoroughly entertaining.