Baby Love is a rare, controversial feature that marked the big-screen debut not only of future Hammer and Confessions… star Linda Hayden but also of BAFTA- and Emmy award-winning director Alastair Reid, whose acclaimed credits include Traffik and Selling Hitler.
Also starring Diana Dors and Keith Barron, Baby Love charts the implosion of a middle-class family in the presence of an emotionally deprived, sexually provocative teenage girl; presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original elements, the film remains compelling, genre-defying and startlingly original more than four decades after its initial release.
Brought up in slums, fifteen-year-old Luci is orphaned when her mother commits suicide. A successful doctor who was once in love with her mother invites Luci to live with him and his family in their luxurious home. While she quickly develops a taste for her new comfortable life, her resentment grows for the society that she feels was responsible for her circumstances. Little by little, Luci seduces everyone around her, as she sets out to destroy her adoptive family.