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Femme Fatales Season 2 Complete 720p Film ~UPD~


I want to be very clear here, so as not to be dismissed as a spoilsport: I think it's possible to make a good, sexy, "late night" cable show about women, just like I'm sure it's possible to make a similar show about men. Actually, if the balance is right, "Femme Fatales" could hit both bases. However, the premise kinda prevents the show from having any likable or cool protagonists, because they all have to be "femme fatales." Either we're going to watch an "evil" woman get what's coming to her, a "good" woman becoming corrupted by a drippy or abusive boyfriend, an innocent woman screwed over by an evil woman, or we're celebrating their evil victories. Each one presents an unfortunate stereotype of women being manipulative and evil, and then induces whiplash by leaping back and forth between wanting to see them punished for it and wanting to see them win. For a show about women, it would be nice to side with them once in awhile (not to mention, to see some more women's names in the show's credits -- not a single female writer or director this season).




Femme Fatales Season 2 Complete 720p Film



Four featurettes are included. "Creating 'Femme Fatales'" (13:32) discusses the origins of the show, starting with the magazine that the show is based on, and expanding to the classic film noir (Double Indemnity) and other TV shows ("The Twilight Zone", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents") that served as inspiration for the producers. "Shooting 'Femme Fatales': The Making of Season one" (29:55) is a longer and more specific making-of featurette that touches on each episode of the series. The overarching theme here is the intensely short production schedule (3 days an episode), but the highlight is comments from the women, who talk about the challenges of fighting naked, the bond that comes from killing together, how to react to a teabagging robot, dealing with the cold, and fear of being eaten (by stuffed polar bears) as a motivation for acting. "Making Love: Anatomy of a Sex Scene" (15:22) is a further discussion of all the nudity on the show, although for some reason there's actually quite a bit of discussion of episodes which are from the second season. Finally, the "San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Panel" (44:27) is presented in its entirety.


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