Several shots take place in a coffee shop/dining area of the school. The location used was the real coffee shop of St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, normally painted a modest off-white. The filmmakers had the coffe shop painted a bizarre orange color for the production, then painted back to white after they were finished.
After multiple cuts and dubbing out language, the film went from a R rating to PG-13. Winona Ryder was very disappoint in the final cut of the film and did not promote it when released. She also has issues with the last minute title change from "The Girl You Want" to "Boys".