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Pamela and Ivy

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Pamela & Ivy

Pamela & Ivy is a female-made, fan-fiction origin story about Gotham City’s legendary villain – Poison Ivy.
Pamela & Ivy goes where no origin story has gone before: it speaks to the age of #MeToo and the demand for mainstream content from the female gaze.
Full 16 min. Film now available at COLLIDER.

Written/Directed by Leah McKendrick, produced by Mariah Owen, starring Eric Roberts (Star 80) & Aria Lyric Leabu (Grey’s Anatomy) and co-stars Canadian star Marshall Williams (Glee).

A few behind-the-scenes photos

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A note from Award-winning filmmaker, writer Leah Mckendrick

“My older brother and I were lucky enough to grow up around the corner from a comic book store. I’d tag along with him after school to spend afternoons scouring the shelves for a comic that seemed like it was written for me. Where was the pink in this bloody world of hulky men? It seemed back then that girls were not meant to be in comic book stores, because girls were scarce in comic books.  Then I discovered Poison Ivy:  She was smart, powerful, and had awesome hair. Yeah, yeah she was a “villain” – but we all have bad days! And unlike Harley Quinn and Catwoman – she didn’t seem completely, well, insane. I had found something that was mine in this boys clubhouse. Ivy, too, was a girl in a man’s world. Little did I know that this reckless, confident image of a woman behaving badly would inform my work through my teen years to today.  Pamela & Ivy is a nod to the little girls who grew up searching for themselves in comic book stores. While this interpretation of Ivy may not be frilly and PINK – it’s female to the core.  Plus, her hair is still awesome.”

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