Action, Comedy, Romance, 1hr 31mins

Evil is so totally busted!

4 star rating

Are you kidding me? We conduct a nationwide manhunt for you and you’re boning the suspect?

Last year was the 15-year anniversary of one of the most iconic lesbian films of all time. D.E.B.S (2004) is the brainchild of Angela Robinson (Professor Marsden and the Wonder Women, Girltrash!) and stars some of the biggest names on screen, Jordana Brewster (The Fast and the Furious, Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile, Armageddon) and Holland Taylor (Legally Blonde, The L Word and more recently in Sarah Paulson’s Pants) to name a few. Since 2020 was such an awful year, I wanted to take some time to celebrate that it wasn’t all bad, and this film being around is definittely a positive.

D.E.B.S. stars Sarah Foster as Amy, the perfect spy, the girl next door and a lesbian. Well, she doesn’t know it yet, but she’s about to fall in love with the most wanted criminal in the world. Despite being on the top of the D.E.B.S. most wanted list, when Lucy Diamond (Joradana Brewster) and Amy meet, they can’t deny the love at first sight connection between them and what ensues is a wild chase to keep a love connection that’s doomed to failure. What’s unique about this sexual awakening is that it’s set on the backdrop of an extremely camp spy spoof with the most underrated supporting cast I’ve ever come across.

Everything about this film is perfect, or at least it would be except I find that Sarah Foster provides a lacklustre performance that is frequently saved by the performances of her co-stars. I’ve said it more than once already, but I genuinely believe that this film wouldn’t be the legacy it is today without the actors we see around Sarah. It’s for this reason it breaks my heart, but I have to award the film with 4 stars. Despite this, D.E.B.S. is a film I regularly go back a watch every few months, and it never fails to make me laugh no matter how many times I watch it. After 15 years, I can confirm it stands the test of time.

Happy anniversary D.E.B.S. and thank you for the joy you’ve given me and many others throughout your years of screen time.

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This article was written by:

Sophie Bromley

Sophie Bromley

Writer, Reviewer, Administrator, Superstar Volunteer

University of Stirling graduate with a BAHons in Film & Media, and an honorary degree in Enthusiasm for Queer Film.

Born in 1992, Sophie grew up in Scotland and was lucky enough to discover her passion in life. At the age of 24, eventually went to Uni with a hazy knowledge of Queer film. “It’s never too late to discover what you want to do in life” is a frequent saying of hers.