By Amelia Slater

7th March 2019

9. Clearasil REFUSED To Sponsor The Movie Due To The Abortion Scene! 

Knowing the flick would be a hit amongst acne-ridden teens, skin-care company Clearasil considering sponsoring the movie.

Clearasil did not agree with the abortion sub-plot – although never explicitly mentioned, it is implied that  Penny needs money for a doctor with ‘a dirty knife and a folding table’. The writer and producer, Eleanor Bergstein, refused to cut the story line and so she lost the sponsorship.

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