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D.E.B.S.

Debut writer/director Angela Robinson puts teenage lesbianism in the mainstream spotlight in an inventive teen spy comedy send-up about a team of plaid-skirted girls recruited by the U.S. Government to bring down criminal heavyweights. A conflict of interest occurs when super spy Amy (Sara Foster) falls heart-over-assignment for her bank robber target Lucy Diamond (Jordana Brewster) and much feminine romance occurs. "D.E.B.S." stands for "discipline, energy, beauty and strength" but the amour between Amy and Lucy is played for all sincerity in between flights of martial arts fancy, enjoyable action sequences and lighthearted chase scenes. This is a one-of-a-kind paradigm-shattering movie that is already a cult classic. Special features include English and French subtitles and language, a director's commentary track and a separate commentary track with the actresses, a making-of documentary, deleted scenes, a music video and stills gallery. Aspect ratio is choice of Anamorphic Widescreen or Full Screen, with sound reproduction in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround. (Movie - Four Stars, DVD Features - Three Stars) Rated PG-13, 90 mins. (Sony)

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