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08:58 pm: D.E.B.S.
When I put this movie on the queueueue, I didn't realize it was a spoof. Unfortunately, it's not a very good spoof. Four high school girls score highly on a secret test in the SAT and become DEBS (Discipline, Energy, Beauty, Strength), secret all-capable spies. It's supposed to be a take-off on something like Charlie's Angels, and I could see those points, they just weren't sharp enough. The whole thing was a little soft. They threw in some exceedingly minor lesbian action to spice it up and it was like putting old basil in your stew. So while it was fine for having on while I beaded, I wouldn't recommend it.

There was an actor in it that I thought I'd seen before, so I used imdb to get to his page and he was born in Hackettsville, NJ, where I consulted for M&M/Mars, but he would have been eight when I was there, so that wasn't it. But when I looked down his list of TV eps, he'd been in a lot of shows I watch, so it must have just been the accumulation that made me recognize him.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 2nd, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
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Well, it really is a lesbian-relationship-movie watered down with spy stuff. There was this original 20 minute test movie which was pretty much just relationship, and then they got funding for special effects, I guess.
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 2nd, 2009 02:51 am (UTC)
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Well, the reviews the IMDB links to all say it's a spy spoof.
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From:skwidly
Date:January 2nd, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
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This was also my take on the movie. I was actually very impressed with the genuineness of the lesbian romance element. In a movie whose entire premise seems to scream "HELLO, EXPLOITATION," that relationship is tender, tentative, and real in all the right ways, to me.

Of course, no one who watches the first 20 minutes believes me enough to pay attention to the rest of it...
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 2nd, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
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Oh, yes, the lesbian romance seemed real. But would you call it a romance movie if it'd been Luke Diamond instead?
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From:skwidly
Date:January 2nd, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
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No, but I also can't imagine calling that movie in any way remarkable. Certainly not enough to inspire me to go out and buy it immediately, which is what I did with DEBS. Of course, it didn't hurt that it was dirt cheap.
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 2nd, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
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Well, and I didn't think the movie as is was in any way remarkable.
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