Let's get the obvious matters out of the way first. Although I have
seen this film referred to as Poison Ivy 4, it has absolutely nothing to
do with the first three Poison Ivy movies. It is not really even vaguely
similar to them. It's about a secret powerful sorority of rich college
girls, the distaff equivalent of Skull and Bones. The reason that the film
is called Poison Ivy is that the secret sorority is called the Ivies, and
I suppose they are poisonous. I can't figure out why the distributors chose to give it
such a misleading title, except maybe to sell a few extra DVDs to the
aficionados of the Poison Ivy series. Using that title is so inappropriate that I can't even figure out how they got permission to use the name.
What should the film be called? Well, if the creators had to rip
off an established franchise, the logical title for this film would
have been The Skulls 3. In fact, the plot of this film is quite
similar to that of the two Skulls movies, except that it deals with a
sorority instead of a fraternity:
A poor girl gets unexpectedly recruited into the powerful secret
sorority of rich chicks, and all of her financial woes disappear, but
she finds that there is a heavy price to pay. In return, the society
expects her to do and to cover up things of a questionable nature. Blah,
Oh, well, the plot and the title aren't really all that important,
because this is basically a softcore sex film, and it's technically sound,
so the only important questions are, "Is it interesting?" and "Is it hot?"
For the most part, the answer to the latter question is "No!" The sex
scenes are tepid, breasts only, and two of the four naked women are
virtually unknown. For that matter, the other answer is also "no" if
the question is meant to evaluate the plot and characterization, which are
strictly by the numbers.
However, there are some interesting things to report on the nudity
front. You may well be aware of the two lead actresses, and you may well be
pleased to see them do their first nude scenes!
One of them is the cute blonde Canadian Miriam McDonald, who looks like
Anna Kournikova, and was a star of "DeGrassi: the Next Generation" for
many years, starting when she was 14. She's all grown up now, 21, although
she looks younger and is playing a college freshman. If you've
lusted after Miriam for years, you're going to be very happy with some of
Shawna Waldron is not so bad either. Remember Little Giants? She was
"Icebox" in that film, back when she was 11 or 12. She's all grown up now.
One of the more interesting things to see in this film is that her second
sex scene is with Greg Evigan. That's right, it's BJ from BJ and the Bear. Geez, that was 30 years ago! He's 55 now, but looks much younger, and
keeps his clothes on anyway. Unfortunately for his character, Shawna plays
the evil chick, so ol' BJ's fate is not a happy one.