Finally! I now know the origin story of the creepy clown doll Deborah Foreman sleeps with. Apparently crew members donated most of the props, and Martha Coolidge found that freaky joker stuffed in a box. Something about Deborah turning to that DOLL for comfort appealed to Martha deep down.
Some other things I learned during the director Q&A following the THIRD time I've caught this movie in a theater:
The studio mandated Martha Coolidge include four shots of boobs, so she stuck them in there.
Nic Cage lied about his last name being Coppola, which led to much confusion and some conflicting schedules.
Martha pulled Nic Cage's headshot out of the reject pile and used his photo as an example…