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Cinemax Orders 'Femmes Fatales' Anthology Series

by Ryan McKee, posted Jul 21st 2010 9:08AM
B-movie fanatics are currently overdosing on their asthma inhalers. "Skinamax" is working on an original series based on the kitsch men's magazine 'Femme Fatales.'

For those of you who do not live in your mother's basement, 'Femme Fatales' features genre pictorials of scantily-clad models and B-movie actresses. Like a woman in a silver bikini and holding a laser gun? Now you're getting the picture.

"It's a different show than we've ever done before," says Bob Conti, senior VP of creative affairs at Cinemax. "We have an opportunity to tell some sexy and thrilling stories that all have powerful women."

The noir-style mystery series will be a half-hour late-night program and obviously have a strong erotic component. Conti cited movies like 'Bound,' 'Dead Calm' and 'Red Rock West' as inspirations, so viewers can expect sexy lesbians, unfaithful wives battling hit-men and female pirate-like antics.

"Femme Fatales" will debut in 2011 and be headed by Mark A. Altman ('Castle') and Steve Kriozere ('NCIS'). According to Altman, the show will have a 'Twilight Zone'-type narrator, one that he dubbed "a sexy Rod Serling."

"There's been so few opportunities to do contemporary noir," Altman says. "Within that, we can do different genres -- we can do a Western episode, we can do a supernatural episode."

Hmmm, sounds like 'Quantum Leap' with nudity.

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