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Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (2001, David Grossman)

“Electra Woman and Dyna Girl” is a nearly awesome pilot. Sadly, its problems make it clear a series would have been terrible.

Anne Stedman plays a college freshman who tracks down the superhero who once saved her life. The superhero, played by Markie Post, is long retired and probably hasn’t been sober in years.

Elisa Bell’s script has a lot of good jokes, about superheroes, fans, college, pretty much everything. But the pilot works because it’s short–fifteen minutes–and it plays with being so short. There are goofy transitions and long passages of time between scenes (and occasional superhero cameos–Warner produced it).

However, there’s no sign the concept could support an actual narrative, just these little funny vignettes.

Post is awesome. Her line deliveries are phenomenal. Stedman’s way too flimsy and the main reason it wouldn’t work. Her sincerity’s over the top.

It’s a funny fifteen minutes though.

2/3Recommended

CREDITS

Directed by David Grossman; screenplay by Elisa Bell, based on the television series created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears; director of photography, Danny Nowak; production designer, Bob Bottieri; produced by Richard Heus.

Starring Markie Post (Electra Woman), Anne Stedman (Judy), Noah Bastian (Griffin) and Shanola Hampton (Daisy).


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