The budget and shooting schedule for was slashed by the studio one month before principal photography was set to begin. Rather than abandon the green lighted film, director Alan Spencer drew from his background in TV, forged ahead and completed the movie in thirty days.
The Columbia Pictures studio re-packaged the picture to target the film at a younger audience demographic. They did this by replacing some of the film's 1960s Henry Mancini and Nat 'King' Cole music with contemporary rock numbers.
Mark Fickert was cast as Man in Bed and was filmed in a short, comic love scene. However, because the actress with him [?] was unwilling to show her breasts, the scene was edited from the final version.
Many movie posters for the film featured a blurb that read: "More basic than any instinct. More fatal than any attraction. More motion than any picture. HEXED. A comedy about sex, violence, and other family values". Some home video sleeves replaced the third stanza with "more wild than any orchid".