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 Evil is so totally busted.

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D.E.B.S. is a 2004 film based on a 2003 short that made the rounds at the film festival circuit. The 2003 short was a silly story about a team of college girl spies and the romantic relationship of one of the spies with the archvillain. The 2004 production expands it into a feature film with a fair dose of camp.

The D.E.B.S. are a large group of young women superspies. They are first screened by a secret portion of the SATs that test whether someone has the aptitude to lie, cheat, fight, and kill. Those who pass screening are recruited into the D.E.B.S. spy academy.

The plot begins with one of the squads being tasked with staking out villainess Lucy Diamond. One member of the squad, Amy has always been fascinated by Lucy Diamond and is even writing a thesis on her. The stake out goes wrong and it ends up turning into a gun fight. Just afterwards, while chasing Lucy, Amy and Lucy end up meeting face to face. Despite holding each other at gunpoint, Lucy and Amy start talking to each other. After a distraction helps Lucy escape, it's revealed that Lucy is starting to really fall for Amy...

Despite taking place in a Charlie's Angels-style spy universe, D.E.B.S is actually more of a Yuri Genre Romantic Comedy than anything else.

Tropes used in D.E.B.S. include:
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 Max: I just want to say what a pleasure it is to meet you.

Ms. Petrie: No time for pleasantries.

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 Lucy: Australia is toast!

Scud: What did the Australians do to you?

Lucy: I don't like their attitude.

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  Janet: "You need to speak English or French. Frenglish is not a language."

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  • Fake Nationality: Devon Aoki's terrible French accent is something that must be heard to be believed.
  • Five-Token Band: Roger Ebert in his review basically said there is little to tell the main characters apart except for their race.
  • Foe Yay: It's practically the entire plot!
  • Four-Girl Ensemble: The starring D.E.B.S. squad is pretty much a textbook case with promiscuous Dominique, naive Janet, obsessive Max and self searching Amy.
  • Fun with Acronyms: D.E.B.S. stands for Discipline, Energy, Beauty, and Strength, but is obviously short for 'debutantes'.
    • Strangely enough, everyone refers to individual agents as "a D.E.B.", despite the S standing for something. (Evidently, their strength is in numbers.)
  • Genre Savvy
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  Max: "Creepy shadows, no bad guys, enclosed space. Trap."

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 So, I was wondering if maybe you wanted -

Yes.

I didn't ask you anything yet.

Whatever it is, yes.

Awesome.

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 Janet: Oh my god! She almost kissed you! You almost let her!

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 Max: "Who's your best friend?"

Amy: "You are my best friend."

Max: "And what did I say to you the very first day at the Academy?"

Amy: "That's my bunk, bitch."

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