Fire? Not so much.
* Starring Mariel Hemingway, David Keith, and Jill Bennett
* Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith * Regent Films/Here TV
Mariel Hemingway has played a Secret Service agent twice and a lesbian three times. In Her Line of Fire, the new original film premiering April 21 on Here TV and opening simultaneously in theaters, aims to use all that experience. As, yes, a lesbian Secret Service agent stranded when Air Force Two crashes near a tropical island, Hemingway shoots, karate-chops, and blows up bad guys in order to defend her boss, the vice president, against a Sandinista-style militia. But what's really worrying her is that cocky young lesbian reporter type played by Jill Bennett (a real-life lesbian hottie who's one of Here's authentic assets). It could be a great setup. But director Brian Trenchard-Smith shows no aptitude for either staging action or kindling lesbian passion, and in an action movie-slash-lesbian love story, that's pretty much the ball game. In Her Line of Fire is a guilty pleasure, sort of. But Mariel deserves better, and so do we.
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|Title Annotation:||"In Her Line of Fire"|
|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Apr 11, 2006|
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