Body Chemistry 3 Release Date: 1994 Genre: Thriller Director(s): Jim Wynorski (Sorceress, Victim of Desire) Writer(s): Jackson Barr Starring: Andrew Stevens, Morgan Fairchild and Shari Shattuck After Body Chemistry 2 managed to be entertaining trash, it’s a damn shame that Jim Wynorski and Andrew Stevens had to go and screw it all up. The success […]

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Body Chemistry 3
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Jim Wynorski (Sorceress, Victim of Desire)
Writer(s): Jackson Barr
Starring: Andrew Stevens, Morgan Fairchild and Shari Shattuck

After Body Chemistry 2 managed to be entertaining trash, it’s a damn shame that Jim Wynorski and Andrew Stevens had to go and screw it all up. The success of the Night Eyes films seemed to tell Andrew Stevens that if he was going to act in a movie, then by God he was going to be the true star. That’s fine and dandy, as obviously an erotic thriller needs a male lead. Their decision to take the fantastically psycho Dr. Claire Archer character and shift her down to fifth billing, however, is unforgivable on about eighteen different levels. Who replaces Claire Archer for second billing? Morgan Fairchild.

Ugh.

TV movie producer Alan Clay (Stevens) has been approached by screenwriter Freddie Summers (frequent Fred Olen Ray cast member Vennera) about producing a movie based on the trials and tribulations of radio psychologist Dr. Claire Archer. The hook behind Archer’s story is that she’s had to kill two men in self-defense, although we all know that she actually murdered them in cold blood. Clay is all for it, despite his soap opera actress wife (Fairchild) insisting on the lead role, but one problem exists; Summers doesn’t have the rights. Claire Archer (Shattuck) adamantly refuses Clay’s requests for the rights. While trying to convince her Clay is overcome by Archer’s sexual prowess. Soon enough the two begin sexing each other at the most perilous of times. Summers, meanwhile, discovers Archer’s part in the murder of a radio producer while doing research for the script. Will Claire be able to overcome the odds again? Considering that there is a fourth film in the series, that’s a stupid question. But just suspend your disbelief and try to convince yourself that Chick Vennera is going to bring down the biggest psycho bitch of the twentieth century.

I watched Body Chemistry 2 and 3 back-to-back so there was some comedy to be found in the murdered radio producer storyline. In Body Chemistry 2 that producer was, of course, played by Morton Downey Jr. When Vennera is given a Polaroid that Claire took of him just before he died, it’s not Downey. No one actually thought the photo Claire took in the previous movie of Downey’s character would ever be needed again, so they had to improvise and take a photo of someone else. Plus, you’ve gotta love how in 1994, long before webcams and high-speed internet, Claire’s radio show now has a video hook-up for the callers. Why the callers, who are asking deeply personal questions that would cause the average person to embrace the curtain of anonymity, would agree to be videotaped is never mentioned.

The points made in the previous paragraph are not what makes Body Chemistry 3: Point of Seduction a bad movie though. If anything, the small amounts of laughter generated from those scenes helped the movie. What hurts the movie is the reduced role for Claire Archer, the limp sex scenes, the lack of Lisa Pescia, and a script that takes itself way too seriously. Even though it should be a goldmine for funny shots at the industry, Alan Clay’s job of producing TV movies barely generates any comedy. Even with a guy who can’t take anything seriously like Jim Wynorski in the director’s chair (see Victim of Desire), Andrew Stevens plays the role like he was doing Hamlet.

It’s not the awful movie that the review purports it to be, but it’s no Body Chemistry 2.
DVD: Barebones.

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jim

what happened to all the audio podcasts?
The site disappeared for a while and then the original writer left.

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K-Pax

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