What if you took your college entrance exam only to find out the color of your parachute is ass-kicking espionage? That would be a far superior outcome than realizing that your math skills are on par with a fourth-grader. D.E.B.S. plays out this scenario to it’s natural conclusion: Four high school girls are recruited to fight crime and save the world without breaking a nail or taking a shopping break, which is, you know, hard.
Michael Clarke Duncan plays an excellent
Charlie mentor to high school Mean Girls Devon Aoki, Sara Foster, Meagan Good, and Jill Ritchie who forgo extracurriculars for international crime fighting. But this isn’t just another 007 knock off. No, this 60s-era inspired spy spoof offers a modern update to watching James Bond take a break in the action to spoon a busty lady — this time it’s two ladies doing the cuddling. Jordana Brewster is the villain who wins the heart of lead D.E.B. Sara Foster and it their romance which makes the movie appealing to both the Maxim magazine set as well as their dates.
Angela Robinson’s D.E.B.S. walks a fine line between being a satire of a stupid movie and being an actually stupid movie, but in some ways it doesn’t really matter. It’s a guilty pleasure. It’s just plain fun to watch these four girls kick ass in matching mini skirts.
D.E.B.S. airs on IFC at 4:55 p.m. ET