Released: Jul 01st, 1991
Running Time: 80
Director: Tori Welles
Company: Tori Welles Productions
Cast: Tom Byron, Devon Shire, Madison (I), April Rayne, Angela Summers, Chris Stock
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
Bewitched and bewildered April (April Rayne) doesn't know what month it is, much less which new personality has her in its grips. There's "Lisa" and "Trixie" and "Tracey" and "John". One minute April's a lesbian, then she's frigid, then she's an unbridled sex maniac; then she acquires this foghorn for a voice only Linda Blair or a practicing exorcist could love. April goes to a shrink (Devon Shire) who tries to match up sexual partners to her various personalities. Talk about a revolutionary if not slightly unorthodox psychiatric practice.
After a wild outdoor tryst with Tom Byron, Angela Summers tells her boss, the doc, she's convinced Byron is the perfect man to use as a scenes ever shot —a pool table threesome including Rayne, Byron and handsome newcomer Chris Stork. Actually, "wild" may be too soft a word because it requires Rayne to go through all these mood swings, contortions and body language ploys to bring the multiple personality idea home. It's really a marvel to watch and April is brilliant in executing this scene.
A further development that will likely be explored in a sure-bet sequel is Madison's character as the female in April's therapy session. For the time being, though, Madison's situation is the scheme of things is established in a sex scene with Buck Adams that can best be described as the hardball express. Buck rams her so hard it's surprising she doesn't wind up in the next room from the recoil!
Though Personalities takes a little suspension of belief to enjoy, give April Rayne, a vasty underrated performer in this business, credit for bringing a very difficult and physically demanding role off as convincingly as she does. It tackles an oft-quoted subject with a new slant and a refreshing degree of point blank eroticism.