Angela Robinson’s first feature film, D.E.B.S. , is FUN. It has hot chicks, explosions and girl on girl romance…all of the things I like to see in movies. Meagan Good, Sara Foster, Devon Aoki and Jill Ritchie play the most adorable little spies on Earth! They run around in short, plaid skirts and carry big scary guns. The D.E.B.S. are an elite crime fighting unit who always get their man…or woman. In fact, the only thing standing in their way is Lucy Diamond, their arch nemesis and a really hot soft butch. The action happens once Amy Bradshaw, played by Foster, falls in love with the enemy and the sugar hits the fan! Just imagine Charlie’s Angels meets The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love. Fun, right?
The star crossed lovers buck against the system (and each other…lol) to embrace their irrepressible feelings. Amy plays hooky from the D.E.B.S. to be with Lucy and all hell breaks loose! Will they be pulled apart by their separate worlds or will they choose to love freely and openly, out of the closet? I’m not telling, you just have to see it for yourself. It’s worth a rental from Netflix or Hulu and has a PG-13 rating so if you have a weak stomach, hurray!
This movie is so sweet, it’ll give you a toothache making it was a nice, lighthearted way to start my super gay reviews. So many lesbian movies, particularly ones featuring women of color, are heavy and tackle some really difficult issues. In fact, I was all set to review Pariah (which is an amazing movie) but I wanted to enjoy a little light fun before delving into the serious stuff.
I expect a certain amount of criticism for choosing this movie…from people with no sense of humor. But think about it, isn’t this a perfect movie for date night with your boo? It’s fun, frisky and packs a punch! So, if you’re in the mood for love and you don’t want to ruin it with a lot of political correctness (smile), watch this movie.
Next week, Pariah…because it’s a good movie and I love Kim Wayans.