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Sweet film about 2 very different gals fallin in love,
This review is from: D.E.B.S. (Special Edition) (DVD)
I liked this campy spy film with a lesbian twist but I wished that the storyline would have had much more physical (sexual) and emotional intimacy and interaction between the two female leads (the bad girl Lucy Diamond, played by Jordana Brewster, and good girl Amy, played by Sara Foster.)
In a nutshell, this film is about a secret spy agency called the DEBS (who all happen to be very beautiful girls in their early 20's.) DEB agents all over the world wear very short plaid skirts, carry very big guns, and look like Catholic school girls. Their mission is to fight the evil-doers of the world but somehow no blood ends up being spilled. One of the arch criminals that the DEBS have been after for years is Lucy Diamond, who has been lying low for several years. When the film opens, four of DEBS, including Amy (who is a dead ringer for a young Uma Thurman) learns that the dangerous and deadly Lucy Diamond is rendezvousing with an infamous Russian assassin and they are sent to capture them. The audience quickly learns that Lucy is not out to arrange an assassination or commit a crime but is instead looking for lesbian love in all the wrong places. The audience shortly thereafter learns that Amy has been fascinated by Lucy for a long time and is even writing a thesis on her. After the inevitable shoot out between the DEBS and Lucy, Amy and Lucy somehow end up alone with pistols aimed at each other. From the get-go, there is palatable sexual attraction between the two of them. The remainder of the film follows the smitten Lucy chasing after Amy, while Amy spends much of the film trying to deny her romantic and sexual feelings for Lucy, the bad girl. Classic storyline.
Again, I liked this film although it was very tame (meaning it had no gratuitous violence (no blood or guts), and especially NO explicit love scenes between Lucy and Amy.) In fact, the two gals only kissed a few times during this movie and this very much reminded me of one of those John Hughes movies from the 1980's, such as 16 Candles, Pretty in Pink, or Weird Science. If this film had a guy and gal kissing instead of two gals kissing, this film would have been rated G.
If Angela Robinson ever makes another film with the kind of funding she got for this film, I hope she actual puts real lesbian love scenes in the movie, something beyond a few kisses. As for DEBS, I so wanted to see a love scene between the gorgeous Amy and stunning Lucy and I'm bummed that I didn't see it in this one.
As an aside, I also also liked this film because the gal who plays Lucy Diamond looks a lot like my very first lover and it freaked me out and the shock of seeing someone who looked like my first makes this film a keeper to me :)