January 29, 2009


One of my all-time favorite sort-of-guilty-pleasure cult films is Angela Robinson's D.E.B.S., specifically the 2004 full-length remake of the short she made a year earlier. From a sheer plot standpoint it's so stupid it's brilliant--a group of female super spies recruited via secret questions on the S.A.T., who fight crime in school girl uniforms--but the real satisfaction of the movie lies in the fact that it is a fun, tender lesbian romance that is revolutionary specifically for its lack of political weightiness around the subject.

ANYWAY, Robinson hasn't been able to get anyone to produce a sequel, so inspired by Buffy, she wants to make a comic series. YES, PLEASE. The premise of D.E.B.S. could not be more perfect for comics, and it has the kind of characters that we really need more of. DO IT DO IT DO IT.

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