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Watch Twin Turbo, an ass-kicking short film from Legends Of Tomorrow’s Caity Lotz

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Have 8-and-a-half minutes and an internet connection? (You almost certainly have both of those things, given, well, everything.) If you do, then you have all you need to watch a short film written and directed by Caity Lotz, an actor best known for her work on Mad Men and in The CW’s Arrowverse, particularly our beloved DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow.

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Twin Turbo stars Dominique Domingo and Lotz’s Legends co-star Maisie Richardson-Sellers. In news that will surprise no one familiar with Lotz’s particular skill set, it includes much ass-kicking.

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Lotz shared the film on Twitter earlier this week, also making it available for free download through Vimeo:

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The action is pretty great, especially for a new director; that affinity for capturing fight sequences with clarity and creativity was also on display for her TV directing debut, a John Woo-influenced Legends winningly titled “Mortal Khanbat.” Yes, there are doves.

Not every actor makes a great director, but it seems like Lotz’s considerable skill as a stunt performer translates pretty well to her work behind the camera. And considerable is the appropriate word. Lotz’s character, Sara Lance/White Canary, was created for the Arrowverse, and her extremely twisty backstory includes being resurrected in a Lazarus pit, some bouts of murderous bloodlust, time training with a group of supernaturally elite assassins, loads of time travel, and at least one instance of kicking her own ass:

Anyway, it’s short, fun, and includes some very cool kicks and stuff. Worth your time.

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Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves TV, bourbon, and overanalyzing social interactions. Please buy her book, How TV Can Make You Smarter (Chronicle, 2020). It’s short!

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