Our Rating: ★★★★½
L Factor: Lesbian Film
Short Take: Hilarious spy spoof that spawned the feature film. Amy is captured by super spy Lucy in the Sky, and the two fall in love.
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Year: 2003
Duration: 11 min
Language: USA/English
MPAA: Not Rated
Director: Angela Robinson
Writer: Angela Robinson
Starring: Alexandra Breckenridge, Shanti Lowry, Tammy Lynn Michaels, Jill Ritchie, Clare Kramer
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DEBS shortBefore D.E.B.S. the feature film came D.E.B.S. the short that garnered awards on the film festival circuit and appeared at Sundance. Angela Robinson’s (‘The L Word,’ Fabulous!) spy spoof created a buzz and great anticipation of the feature length version.

There is a secret test hidden in the S.A.T. It measures a student’s innate ability to lie, cheat, fight and kill. Those who score well are recruited into a secret paramilitary academy. They call themselves D.E.B.S.

When Amy (Alex Breckenridge, Orange County) is kidnapped by super spy Lucy in the Sky (Clare Kramer, Glory in ‘Buffy’), it’s up to the other girls to rescue her. The action parody is hilarious. Little do they know that what they think are yelps of pain are actually cries of passion. Amy and Lucy are in love and must meet like this to continue their illicit affair. The rescue is led by Max (Tammy Lynn Michaels), with Dominique (Shanti Lowry) and Janet (Jill Ritchie). Ritchie is the only one in this cast who also appears in the feature length version.

Highly recommended. It, along with three other shorts, may be purchased on Girls on Film II, a short film collection by Power UP!. (AB)