Poison

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Inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, Poison deftly interweaves 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... read more
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Inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, Poison deftly interweaves 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.

Original Release

04/05/1991

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Cast

Edith Meeks Felicia Beacon
Millie White Millie Sklar
Buck Smith Gregory Lazar
Anne Giotta Evelyn McAlpert
John Leguizamo Chanchi (as Damien Garcia)
Rob LaBelle Jay Wete
Lydia Lafleur Sylvia Manning
Ian Nemser Sean White
Evan Dunsky Dr. MacArthur
Marina Lutz Hazel Lamprecht
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Todd Haynes

Writers

Todd Haynes, Jean Genet

Cast

Edith Meeks Felicia Beacon
Millie White Millie Sklar
Buck Smith Gregory Lazar
Anne Giotta Evelyn McAlpert
John Leguizamo Chanchi (as Damien Garcia)
Rob LaBelle Jay Wete
Lydia Lafleur Sylvia Manning
Ian Nemser Sean White
Evan Dunsky Dr. MacArthur
Marina Lutz Hazel Lamprecht
Barry Cassidy Officer Rilt
Richard Anthony Edward Comacho
Angela M. Schreiber Florence Giddens
Justin Silverstein Jake
Chris Singh Chris
Edward Allen Fred Beacon
Carlos Jimenez Jose
Larry Maxwell Dr. Graves
Susan Norman Nancy Olsen (as Susan Gayle Norman)
Al Quagliata Deputy Hansen

Producers

Brian Greenbaum Executive Producer
James Schamus Executive Producer
Christine Vachon Producer
James Schamus Producer
Lauren Zalaznick Producer

Editors

Todd Haynes, James Lyons

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