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Film / Sexy Evil Genius

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Sexy Evil Genius is a 2013 Direct-to-DVD film directed by Shawn Piller and starring Seth Green, Michelle Trachtenberg, Harold Perrineau, Katee Sackhoff and William Baldwin. Three strangers meet in bar, being invited there for a reunion with Nikki, their shared ex, and recount their history with her. The party gets going when Nikki herself arrives, who may not be all that she seems.

The film is a mix of Drama, Thriller and Black Comedy.


Sexy Evil Tropes:

  • Actor Allusion:
  • Batman Gambit: The Entire film is Niki's Batman Gambit on all 4 other characters, and it worked perfectly. Fortunately her intents weren't for malicious for all of them
  • The Chessmaster: Mind games are Nikki's hobby.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Miranda says Nikki pulled a gun from under her garter belt, prompting Zach to comment on the item of clothing.
  • Consummate Liar: Nikki, as her exes know all too well.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Invoked In-Universe example, as noted by the title.
  • Flashback Cut: Used frequently to show Nikki's history with the other characters.
  • How We Got Here: The film opens with bodies being rolled into ambulances, the rest of the film details how it came to be.
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  • Insane Equals Violent: While suffering delusions Nikki killed her perceived stalker and had the intention of killing another ex. Ultimately subverted as she states that she can fake insanity rather easily.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Part of the reason Nikki arranged this little get-together was to hook exes Zach and Miranda up with each other.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Nikki to all of her lovers. Played straight, played with, deconstructed, and ultimately ripped to shreds.
  • Nice Guy: Zach. Nikki says that he was a perfect gentleman during the progression of their sexual relationship. She set boundaries for what she was comfortable with and he never for a second tried to push beyond that. Eventually she would find him boring because of this. He also waits around to try to bail Miranda out of jail at the end, presumably for several hours since it's morning when they leave the police station despite having only met her the previous evening.
  • Running Gag: Zach didn't have dinner.
  • Shipper on Deck: Nikki wants to get Zack and Miranda together
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Zach throwing up on Nikki's shoes.