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A soon to be divorced Beverly Hills socialite is determined to prove to her husband and herself that she can finish what she starts out to do, by becoming a den mother to a troop of Beverly Hills Girl Scouts.
Craig T. Nelson,
Newswoman Fay Sommerfield takes a morally outraged look at excessive violence, bad language and sacrilege that pass for entertainment in the early 90s. She illustrates this with clips from (fake) current hit films and music videos.
The story of a woman with multiple personalities. Her abused childhood fragmented her psyche into her "army" of 22 separate personalities. By the time her therapy has finished it is revealed that 70 more are within her struggling to break free.Written by
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In all fairness, the subject is not easily portrayed
on a TV screen. While this film is not a masterpiece, it at least exposes the audience to Chase's condition, and having read her book "When Rabbit Howls, the Troops for Truddi Chase", the real material was probably edited and censored from the beginning. The real story was horrific; child sexual abuse which could never be translated and diluted for TV.
While MPD is controversial and rare, the book certainly made a plausible argument for Chase's diagnosis. Another reviewer mentioned Kenneth Bianchi ("The Hillside Strangler") Let us be reminded that Ms. Chase was a patient, not a serial killer, in danger of harming herself, NOT society. This is the problem with stories of this nature, the public cannot comprehend, lumps it as sensationalistic, and dismisses it entirely.
Basically, if you found the film too unbelievable, read the book. You will learn this was Chase's diagnosis, she survived a horrible ordeal, and the film does show the audience her tactics for survival. Her story is an admirable one, and you may also want to watch "Little Girl Fly Away" with Mare Winngham, or "Sybil" for comparable stories. Although the film may not be scientifically accurate, it at least provides a partial documentary for the otherwise unaware audience. 8/10
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