“I understand this whole thing isn’t gonna work out between us… because, obviously, I misinterpreted the whole situation. But… I just want you to know that last night was the most alive I’ve felt in a while. So I guess I’ll see you around. Same Bat-time or whatever… Come with me. Come on. What do you have to lose?”
Tired of seeing all your favorite lesbians die on TV? Looking for something absolutely cheesy and adorable that’ll make you go aaawww? Look no further and go watch D.E.B.S.
So, this is more or less the premise: lesbian spoof of Charlie’s Angels. The plot? College girls become top-class spies
a secret paramilitary academy
called D.E.B.S. (the acronym for Discipline, Energy, Beauty, and Strength); and the main goody-two-shoes character falls for the archvillainness. (Shocker, we know.) And! There’s an happy ending, if that’s an important criteria for you (it is for us).
Angela Robinson (to whom we dedicated an article previously!) wrote and directed the movie. Fun fact: the whole D.E.B.S. idea started as an idea Robinson had in college. Power Up gave her a $20000 grant to make a 10-minute short film about the D.E.B.S. - which was notably shown at Sundance. And from that the glorious masterpiece that we know as D.E.B.S. was born. It didn’t fare well with critics at first but quickly became a cult classic for all of us wlw.
If it isn’t clear by now, we love this movie and have a lot of feelings about it and we think you should watch it too, if you haven’t done so already (and if you have, then watch it again - won’t hurt).