D.E.B.S. (2004) was written and directed by Angela Robinson, a proud lesbian filmmaker. She has written and directed episodes of Showtime‘s acclaimed series The L Word (2004-2009), but, has also directed Disney‘s reboot Herbie: Fully Loaded (2004) with Lindsay Lohan. In 2007, she created, wrote and directed the lesbian web series Girltrash, and, in 2012, wrote and directed a musical prequel Girltrash: All Night Long. I pre-ordered the DVD.
D.E.B.S. involves four co-eds, Amy (Sara Foster), Max (Meagan Good), Janet (Jill Ritchie), and Dominique (Devon Aoki), who are recruited and trained by a secret paramilitary organization, D.E.B.S., to fight crime – in Catholic schoolgirl uniforms, no less! They’re tasked with apprehending a criminal mastermind, Lucy Diamond (Jordana Brewster). But, Diamond, it turns out, is also a lesbian, and, she falls for Amy, who has doubts about being a D.E.B. as well as about her own sexuality.
This movie’s really kind of silly, but, I love it. The good girl-bad girl romance, which is the core of the story, is sweet – kind of like George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez in Out of Sight (1998). It works for me, mostly, because of amazingly beautiful Jordana Brewster’s charm (and her smile!). I’ve loved her ever since her first film The Faculty (1998). But, she is best known, obviously, for her role as Mia Toretto in The Fast and the Furious franchise (2001-13), so it makes sense that Brewster would do a lesbian comedy since that popular series is, like, the Brokeback Mountain of action movies. Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) and Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) are so in love with each other! That series is dripping with subtext!
Anyway, watch the trailer for D.E.B.S. here:
Finally, on the D.E.B.S. soundtrack is the song “Into the Morning” by The Weekend, a Canadian pop/rock band fronted by singer/songwriter Andrea Wasse. The video for that song, in which the lovely Wasse wears a school uniform and Converse, is included as an extra on the DVD.
Watch the video for “Into the Morning” here: