007 in Drag Bad Idea
Deadline.com (James Bond in Drag: Bad Idea )calls the International Women’s Day short film featuring the characters James Bond 007 and his boss M “the very definition of ill-advised”. Produced by Barbara Broccoli, perhaps it is also the very definition of what is wrong with the franchise today.
Link: Washington Post Online
The video – narrated by actress Judi Dench, recreating her role as spymaster M – notes Bond’s “fondness for women” but asks if the suited spy has “ever considered what it might like to be one.”
A silent Bond reappears on camera and strikes a seemingly confident pose in drag. As M rattles off statistics on sexual violence, education and pay inequality, Craig pulls off the wig and earrings.
He exits the screen when asked “So, are we equals?”
What seems to have upset Bond fans the most is this film short is it is not Daniel Craig and Judi Dench preforming as themselves or other characters, rather as Ian Fleming’s creations.
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