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I can't believe I'm going to say this where people can read it
but I'm 8 post short....so...you know
So my girlfriend got D.E.B.S for us on Netflix, in that, "hey come on, I know it will be bad, but it could be fun, right?" sort of way and I was completely like "Oh my god, we can not watch this, like, fo'reals" but she prevailed, as often happens and we watched the movie.
And you know what? It wasn't actually horrible.
I mean it is in no way a "good movie"
It's a piece of crap, the sound quality is bad and the plot is laughable.
Only two things save it:
1) It doesn't take itself seriously and you can tell,
which is all important for bad movies. If they know they're bad and revel in their badness you can kinda be like "ok, I'll go there with you"
2) No one got reclaimed as a heterosexual,
which has got to be probably my biggest pet peeve with any movie that even flirts with queer content
For anyone who thinks they might actually see the movie *snort* and doesn't want me to ruin it, stop reading, for those who are as morbidly fascinated as I was, read on.
For those who haven't seen it and probably never will, the movie starts with the completely laughable idea that hidden within the SAT is a secret test which, we find in the course of the movie, measures one ability for subterfuge. The people who score best on the test (all of whom it turns out, by some weird quirk of the universe are hot girls who look good in little catholic school girl outfits) are recruited to this paramilitary deal called the D.E.B.S. But what the movie is really about is the relationship between the lesbian supervillan and the doesn't-know-she's-queer-yet D.E.B. posterchild. Aside from the almost video game/comic book execution of the film, the love story between the two is actually pretty cute and *gasp* they do end up together in the end.
Frankly I'm too tired to do any indepth analysis on the film, although I would probably start with fact that its only girls who score highly enough on subterfuge (aka lying) to be admitted to this school, and whether that, and the rest of the film for that matter, where meant as ironically as I took them. But, like i said, I'm tired.