Body Chemistry (1990) from Tuna

Body Chemistry (1990) is a bald-faced Fatal Attraction rip-off staring Marc Singer as a researcher hoping to be named lab director, happily married with a young son. 

In comes Lisa Pescia with the promise of a large contract for the lab, a big set of jugs, and a whole lot of kinks, and Marc never has a chance after that. Mistake one, thinking with his Johnson. Mistake two, breaking off the affair rather than eliminating Pescia. I will say Pescia has some clever tricks. My favorite was her taping the two of them in the act then sending a copy to Singer's son. 

This is from the Roger Corman factory, and other than the darkness and graininess, the quality is not especially bad.


There is less exposure than you would expect, but Pescia does show her chest if you have enough Photoshop skills to bring it out of the darkness

DVD info from Amazon.

  • no widescreen

  • no features

It would not be a good idea to over-analyze this film, but one glaring error demanded my attention. Singer reaches under Pescia's dress, drags her panties down, and off of one shoe, then tosses them across the room. How many women do you know that only wear their panties on one leg?   

The Critics Vote

  • Maltin 2/4

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 4.1 
  • With their dollars ... $2 million domestic gross. 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C. Mediocre genre flick.

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