I remember seeing the news that '80s teen-pop-queens Tiffany and Debbie Gibson would play enemies in an upcoming TV movie back when it made the culture blog rounds in late June. But I just stumbled across the detail that Helena native Mary Lambert, Blanche Lincoln's sister, is directing the made-for-TV Syfy flick, "Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid." It's due in 2011.
Lambert previously directed "Pet Cemetery," "Pet Cemetery II" and tons of famous music videos.
The preview clip above is all catfight and no creature (it also might be slightly NSFW depending on your workplace's tolerance for women in tight, short dresses wrestling).
"Gatoroid" follows in the wake of the network's surprisingly successful "Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus" and "Dinocroc Vs. Supergator" and marks the first time a woman has ever helmed a SyFy creature feature, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Here's the plot:
Gibson will play a fanatical animal-rights activist who frees illegally imported exotic snakes from pet stores, sending them into the Everglades, where they grow to mega sizes. Tiffany will play an overzealous park ranger who uses dangerous methods to save endangered alligators.