Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1989
SEX WORKER ROLE
Tamara Reshevsky aka Brenda in Secret Weapons 1985
Also Known as
Secrets of the Red Bedroom
Character Is A Spy Seductress (aka Honeypot)
I like the other title better (“Secrets of the Red Bedroom”), but I suppose “Secret Weapons” is the catchier title. It is quite a mystery why Geena would agree to do a role like this. After her success with “Tootsie” and “Buffalo Bill,” this part seems like a throwaway supporting role. Plus, Geena is a staunch feminist, as she has a foundation that brings more attention to the role of women in the media. But then again, the part was over 30 years ago. It was an NBC TV movie, and she had a deal with the network for a series. So you connect the dots. In this film, Genna plays a poor Russian recruited by the KGB to be a Spy Seductress. Her job is to seduce married high-level Government men – in effect, getting them into a compromising position. So these married American men can be blackmailed and pumped for intel that the Soviet government could use against the Americans.
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