Last summer at Comic-Con, we were lucky enough to interview four of the stars of Cinemax’s late night anthology series, Femme Fatales. The interviews can be found HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.
Considering we’d never seen the show we muddled through those pretty well.
Still, as any self-respecting geek will tell you, muddling through is never your best option.
So, when the folks behind Femme Fatales offered me a screener of the newly released Season 1 DVD collection I jumped on it.
Those represent four of the basic tenets of noir. Those tenets are well served in the first season of Femme Fatales. Featuring 14 episodes on a pair of DVDs and an additional DVD full of extras, Femme Fatales The Complete First Season will get your blood pumping like shells through a sawed off shotgun.
Narrated by Tanit Phoenix’s Lilith, each thirty minute episode dishes up a late night buffet of cool noir and hot femmes. Be it a bank robbery or revenge on a Joe Francis stand-in, female empowerment is the name of the game in Cuesta Verde. Things end very badly for the bad boys who cross the femme fatales.
The universe of Cuesta Verde becomes smaller as the Femmes start to cross over late in the season, adding a very cool sense of continuity to the whole sordid affair.
In addition to the obligatory commentary tracks, the DVD set includes deleted and alternate scenes, behind the scenes documentaries, their 2011 Comic-Con panel and, in a peek behind the curtains and the sheets, “Making Love: Anatomy of a Sex Scene.”
There is even a black and white director’s cut of the first episode, “The White Flower,” to seal the noir deal with a deadly kiss.
Femme Fatales is equal parts Twilight Zone and Red Shoe Diaries with a healthy dose of The Hitchhiker thrown in for good measure.
Femme Fatales The Complete First Season is available now on DVD.
Watch it with someone you trust.