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Monday, July 15, 2019

In news that will surely come as a shock to James Bond fans and the film industry at large, it was revealed today that longtime 007 Daniel Craig will pass the Walther PPK to black British actress Lashana Lynch in the iconic role.

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Probably be as successful as the feminist Ghostbusters.

#1 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-15 08:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

If they dont make it into some political statement and actually do some character development, it might be a success. I just watched her in the CPT Marvel movie.

She's going to have to act her ass off.

But there cannot be a bunch of racial nannying in this movie or it will fail.

#2 | Posted by boaz at 2019-07-15 09:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Probably be as successful as the feminist Ghostbusters."

I bet you that 99% of the people who didn't like the Ghostbusters reboot because of some gripe they have with SJWs never saw the movie. I liked the movie. Not as much as I liked the original when I saw it but I'm not 10 years old anymore and if I want to sit in front of a screen for entertainment there are a multitude of other choices these days so there's more to compare it to.

#3 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-07-15 09:17 AM | Reply

I don't know what to think of it.....but I guarantee you I'll go see it.

#4 | Posted by eberly at 2019-07-15 09:17 AM | Reply

#3 | POSTED BY HAGBARD_CELINE

It wasn't successful and adults didn't like it..

'Ghostbusters' Is (Sadly) A Disappointment
www.forbes.com

On topic, and I have said this before, sure she can be 007, but why not make a new British Secret Service "spy" with different mannerism. It just goes to show you how much virtue signalling and unoriginal movie making is these days.

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-15 09:44 AM | Reply

No LGBTQXYZ? Boycott.

#6 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-07-15 10:40 AM | Reply

I bet you that 99% of the people who didn't like the Ghostbusters reboot because of some gripe they have with SJWs never saw the movie.

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I never saw the movie because there are certain movies/characters that don't need redone/reinvented.

#7 | Posted by Pirate at 2019-07-15 11:26 AM | Reply

When 008 died, he was replaced with a new 008. Where is James death scene? I guess in the movie? I wanna see how he dies (like I do all things).

#8 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-07-15 11:34 AM | Reply

I don't know what to think of it.....but I guarantee you I'll go see it.
#4 | POSTED BY EBERLY

I'll be there when it opens. Couldn't be worse than some of the recent 007s

#9 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-07-15 11:53 AM | Reply

Oh great, instead of steak and martini, she'll have a salad and bottled water.

All of Q's gadgets will have to fit in a purse or bra, and her tampons will probably be exploding C4.

How is she going to stealthily karate chop a henchman in the neck wearing clicky-clacky heels?

G*dd*ammit.

#10 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-15 12:46 PM | Reply

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#11 | Posted by catdog at 2019-07-15 12:50 PM | Reply

Will she seduce hot babes like James did? Or will she be heteronormative and hit on hunks?

#12 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-15 12:55 PM | Reply

I bet you that 99% of the people who didn't like the Ghostbusters reboot because of some gripe they have with SJWs never saw the movie. I liked the movie. Not as much as I liked the original when I saw it but I'm not 10 years old anymore and if I want to sit in front of a screen for entertainment there are a multitude of other choices these days so there's more to compare it to.

#3 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine

I'm not racist or sexist but the reboot was so stupid and lame compared to the original.
So many people are eager to say "women can do whatever men can do" that they can't judge the product objectively.
Sure they CAN make a movie just as good as men can, but they didn't in this situation.

And this black female james bond is a dumb idea for completely separate reasons. This is changing the race and sex of a known established character for no reason except "it's their turn". Howbout just making your own awesome spy franchise starring a black woman? Why does it have to be TAKEN from some other race/sex?

This stupid crap only makes more swing voters thing liberals have lost their minds, which makes them vote for people like trump.

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-15 01:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

*think

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-15 01:11 PM | Reply

"Will she seduce hot babes like James did? Or will she be heteronormative and hit on hunks?"

What's a worse scenario to you, that the new Bond would be a woman, or that we could potentially lose Bond Girls for the duration of her tenure by making her heterosexual?

My guess is they'll maker her bi. That should piss off almost every demographic to one degree or another.

#15 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-07-15 01:12 PM | Reply

"I bet you that 99% of the people who didn't like the Ghostbusters reboot because of some gripe they have with SJWs never saw the movie."

I finally saw the movie, during one of my many bus trips in Central Mexico. It was just as bad as the reviewers said it was. There's a good YouTube video somewhere which compares similar scenes between the original and the reboot, and shows just how bad both the writing and delivery were in the remake. I actually think far more people were turned off by the accusations by the producers of sexism against anyone and everyone who dared to criticize the feminized version of the film, a phenomenon we also saw with Star Wars and Doctor Who.

I've never been a huge James Bond fan, but I might check this out if the reviews are good. At least the James Bond franchise was never meant to seriously be an ongoing story of the same character, so they're not essentially killing the character like they dld with Doctor Who in order to score social justice points .

#16 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-07-15 01:30 PM | Reply

I'm not racist or sexist but ***INSERT RACIST AND SEXIST COMMENTS HERE***

#13 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

#17 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-07-15 01:32 PM | Reply

#13 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

#17 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar

Please let me know which of my comments were racist or sexist.

#18 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-15 01:33 PM | Reply

"this black female james bond is a dumb idea"

#13 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

#19 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-07-15 01:38 PM | Reply

"This stupid crap only makes more swing voters thing liberals have lost their minds, which makes them vote for people like trump.
#13 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY"

Well if you don't think black people are just as entitled as whites to have a Little Mermaid of their color, you're racist and you should vote for Trump.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-15 02:04 PM | Reply

"this black female james bond is a dumb idea"

#13 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

#19 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar

And? How is that racist or sexist?

Oh I see, unless I obey your groupthink and say it's a good idea when it's not, then I'm a racist/sexist. Got it.

#21 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-15 02:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Well if you don't think black people are just as entitled as whites to have a Little Mermaid of their color, you're racist and you should vote for Trump.

#20 | Posted by snoofy

Yeah telling people who aren't willing to jump on the identity politics bandwagon that they're not wanted is a great way to win. That's why democrats have taken control of so much of the country's politics over the past decade isn't it?

#22 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-15 02:06 PM | Reply

Assuming James doesn't go deep undercover, getting a sex change and putting on blackface, he must die (or be presumed dead ... again) and this is a new 007 agent. Same history, general rules and formula. Could work. The black/female thing gives some new areas to explore; but hopefully she's cool, is happy to take advantage of men, is suitably clever and kickass with some relatable weaknesses.

#23 | Posted by Snowfake at 2019-07-15 02:19 PM | Reply

"Yeah telling people who aren't willing to jump on the identity politics bandwagon that they're not wanted is a great way to win."

Dude.
People who claim The Little Mermaid can't be black are dyed-in-the-wool members of the identity politics bandwagon.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-15 02:22 PM | Reply

this black female james bond is a dumb idea

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I think that's the issue. 007 is synonymous with James Bond. There have been other 00 agents but 007 has always been Bond. 007 will continue but this is effectively the end of James Bond.

#25 | Posted by Pirate at 2019-07-15 02:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Instead of Genderflipping everything why not just make a new spy series for a woman? Can't they come up with a new idea? Tired of all the retreads. Ghostbusters the remake was terrible and it wasn't because it had women. The jokes just fell flat and the rest of the writing wasn't great either.

#26 | Posted by byrdman at 2019-07-15 02:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

why not just make a new spy series for a woman?
#26

They could, but they'd lose all that precious brand equity.

Now if you'll excuse me i'm going to watch Fast and Furious 12
It's the one where they get in some car chases.

#27 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2019-07-15 02:31 PM | Reply

Doomed to failure.... Why?

Already have a number of TV shows and movies with strong female leads... this will be just another one. Unless a bunch of women give up watching Oprah and Ellen to run and buy tickets to this clinker... enough to over the males who won't be buying tickets... it will be a looser.

007 jumped the shark a long time ago. "Moonraker" with Rodger Moore comes to mind as does "View To A Kill". Silly plot lines and even sillier characters.

Daniel Craig was a fresh change. He looks like a criminal or a thug. Someone who could be 007. Still those plot lines remain comedic, silly and very unbelievable.

Now you throw a black chick into the mix to follow the same formula of being be both silly and politically correct.

So.... how would I do it?

#28 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-15 02:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"why not just make a new spy series for a woman?
#26
They could, but they'd lose all that precious brand equity."

Exactly.
What sort of idiot would pull themselves up by their own weak ass bootstraps when they could borrow someone successful's boots instead?

And in case you guys are wondering, the new Ghostbusters did suck. Some things just don't need to be rebooted, like Blues Brothers 2000.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-15 02:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Dude.
People who claim The Little Mermaid can't be black are dyed-in-the-wool members of the identity politics bandwagon.

#24 | Posted by snoofy

As are people who claim that the race of the little mermaid needs to suddenly be changed. Just make a new mermaid if you really want a black mermaid.

This doesn't bother or offend me, but it's a sure way to bother and offend people who are in the center and drive them to the right.

Identity politics is the left's biggest mistake. One could argue it literally led to trump, as well as the rise of republican power.

#30 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-15 02:39 PM | Reply

And in case you guys are wondering, the new Ghostbusters did suck. Some things just don't need to be rebooted, like Blues Brothers 2000.

#29 | Posted by snoofy

Well according to derek wildstar, that comment makes you racist/sexist.

#31 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-15 02:41 PM | Reply

Work on #24 before you start projecting what others think, SpeakSoftly.

#32 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-15 02:42 PM | Reply

"As are people who claim that the race of the little mermaid needs to suddenly be changed. Just make a new mermaid if you really want a black mermaid."

Do you go into black churches and tell them to find a new G-d if they really want a Black Jesus?

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-15 02:44 PM | Reply

"Oh great, instead of steak and martini, she'll have a salad and bottled water.
All of Q's gadgets will have to fit in a purse or bra, and her tampons will probably be exploding C4.
How is she going to stealthily karate chop a henchman in the neck wearing clicky-clacky heels?"

It's going to have to go in another direction.

Womanizer
boozer

How does Lynch fit into that?

All questions I'm sure the producers/creators are excited about being asked by folks like me who've seen them all several times and are a lock to see it this time.

Also...will this new movie be from an Ian Flemming novel?

#34 | Posted by eberly at 2019-07-15 02:46 PM | Reply

--Some things just don't need to be rebooted, like Blues Brothers 2000.

Remember the remake of The Wizard of Oz?

No one else does either.

#35 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-15 02:49 PM | Reply

"Womanizer
boozer
How does Lynch fit into that?"

Who wouldn't want to watch a show about a womanizing, boozy female secret agent?
Are you gay?

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-15 02:54 PM | Reply

36

It will get watched....I doubt that's what concerns them. It's more about how it's judged.

#37 | Posted by eberly at 2019-07-15 02:57 PM | Reply

First I would look for a real female Royal Marine... not a model or an actress but the real thing. A realistic any women could be doing this type person... I like using real people or people that look real.

There are NONE as this will be the first year they are being accepted for training. So find one in the royal navy.

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Second... 007 is no longer just a person but a 4 man/woman team. The 00 program has been changed so that secret teams now go out and accomplish the missions. Also known as M's "death squads." Teams are put together for each mission....Mission Impossible style. Their motto is "Strike Anytime, Anyone, Any Where"

Third... all 007's have a great opening to start things off... so here's mine...

Royal Pageant at Buckingham Palace. Solders, Horses, the whole thing. Part of the Royal family exits the door way and enters a car. The car follows a parade route. Suddenly the car breaks free and careens through the streets of London as Police cars join the chase. Pedestrians are shocked to see the royal family screaming and trying to kick out the windows as the car screams by.

The car approaches a seedy side of London and then suddenly speeds up as it drives through a dock and into the Thames. A Metro police car following them comes to a stop and the two police men dive into the river to save them. 30 seconds later, their bodies float to the surface with diving spears through the hearts.

The driver and the royal family have disappeared...

Que credits and theme song.

#38 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-15 03:02 PM | Reply

I am LMAO at all this. Call me old fashioned but I don't like some things changing for no reason other than politics.

James Bond is James Bond. Written and created as a white man. If you want a different one, start a spin off franchise - except there is a good chance it wouldn't garner a fraction of the audience. Speaking personally, I will wait and see to pass judgement. I ended up liking Daniel Craig and didn't think I would. I'm not sure what Eon Productions is thinking on this one though.

As for the Ghost Busters remake. I was completely underwhelmed - I turned it off about halfway through honestly. It should have been much better. I went back and watched the original, it didn't age well but I never saw it as one of the great comedies to begin with - loved it as a kid. They should have played to adults that loved the original as children to have a chance and they didn't IMHO.

Speaking bluntly - be original. Create something NEW. Don't rehash or change something that exists to fit politics. Black Panther was a TERRIBLE comic back in the day BUT the Movie was actually pretty good. That's the way it was created though. I could care less that the actor in the new Spider man is trans. The young boy is still Peter Parker in the movie.

James Bond is iconic and yes somewhat dated but successful... To look at a REALLY old reference - you don't change the Hardy Boys to the Hardy Girls - you create Nancy Drew.

#39 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-07-15 03:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh I see, unless I obey your groupthink and say it's a good idea when it's not, then I'm a racist/sexist. Got it.

#21 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

Your own words tell us it's a "dumb idea" only because she's black and female. She's not going to be the new James Bond by the way, she's going to be the new 007.

#40 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-07-15 04:12 PM | Reply

Weak sauce, Derek.

Crying racism when there is none there has never been a winning hand.

Women and minorities everywhere thank you for standing up for them and determine when they should be offended...

#41 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-07-15 04:16 PM | Reply

I'd like to see a prequel 007, where they go back to the late 50's - early 60's era.

#42 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-15 04:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

39

I'm sold.....that's a great opening!!

#43 | Posted by eberly at 2019-07-15 04:42 PM | Reply

#41 | POSTED BY 101CHAIRBORNE

I'm not the one who started crying that 007 has to be male and white. A new 007 isn't James Bond and could be anyone.

I'm fine with the idea. I'm not the one being offended.

#44 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-07-15 04:43 PM | Reply

You're the one that called somebody a racist for thinking it was a bad idea.
That's ------- weak, and I suspect you know it.

#45 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-07-15 04:50 PM | Reply

Given how many guys have played Bond and the franchises decline this isn't surprising or even interesting.

The usual fans won't go and those who do will feel ripped off by a bad movie.

#46 | Posted by Tor at 2019-07-15 04:58 PM | Reply

Craig is literally the only Bond that could kick an actual ass.

#47 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-07-15 05:02 PM | Reply

Your own words tell us it's a "dumb idea" only because she's black and female. She's not going to be the new James Bond by the way, she's going to be the new 007.

#40 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar

No my words tell you it's a "dumb idea" to change the race and gender of an established character with no narrative motivation.

If they changed james bond to a tri-gendered green alien from mars I'd have the same objection.

#48 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-15 05:29 PM | Reply

She's a 007 agent.

I doubt they'll call her James Bond.

Either way. If it's well written. It will do well.

Otherwise. It doesn't matter.

#49 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-07-15 05:37 PM | Reply

I support a black female Bond if she's a lesbian. No Bond dudes FFS.

#50 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2019-07-15 05:40 PM | Reply

They still make bond movies? That franchise sucked long ago.

#51 | Posted by visiter at 2019-07-15 05:47 PM | Reply

I'll admit I have enjoyed the Craig Bond movies...he might be my favorite.

I'll wait to judge this.

#52 | Posted by eberly at 2019-07-15 05:54 PM | Reply

If they changed james bond to a tri-gendered green alien from mars I'd have the same objection.

#48 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

They're not changing James Bond. There's going to be a new agent 007 which could be anyone.

#53 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-07-15 06:17 PM | Reply

Jamie Bond.
Problem solved

#54 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-07-15 06:21 PM | Reply

LaJayMeeshaTay Bond, and they have to say her entire name each time a character addresses her.

"No, LaJayMeeshaTay Bond, I expect you to DIE!"

#55 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-15 06:27 PM | Reply

Ian Fleming created James Bond as a white British MI6 agent, with the specific designation 007, "00" meaning licensed to kill and "7" indicating that Bond was the 7th agent to receive the designation.

Call me old fashioned, but I don't see it's possible therefore for a black British female to be Bond, nor for her or any other agent to be 007. She can be an MI6 agent, she can be designated 00 something, but she can't be Bond and she can't be 007.

#56 | Posted by Foreigner at 2019-07-15 06:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Call me old fashioned, but I don't see it's possible therefore for a black British female to be Bond, nor for her or any other agent to be 007.

Agreed. That said, the movies drifted far from what the novels were. Did Fleming's Bond have all those stupid gadgets and car chases?

#57 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-07-15 07:07 PM | Reply

Its ok a white man is going to play the next Foxy Brown.

#58 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-07-15 07:49 PM | Reply

Seems like gender bending just for the sake of doing it. Who exactly is this movie going to be appealing to?

#59 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-07-15 10:23 PM | Reply

Who exactly is this movie going to be appealing to?

My bet is they will try to make 007 into a comic superhero in a catsuit.

It will probably work.

#60 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-07-15 10:29 PM | Reply

Seems like gender bending just for the sake of doing it. Who exactly is this movie going to be appealing to?

POSTED BY MODER8 AT 2019-07-15 10:23 PM | REPLY

WTF That's not gender bending. What drugs are you on anyways??

#61 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-07-15 10:30 PM | Reply

They could, but they'd lose all that precious brand equity.

Not exactly, if brought in as new characters in a Bond movie, like the star wars movies.

I think it could become more like the comic book series movies where they have solo movies, but then spy together for other movies, it creates dynamic movies and lot stories.

#62 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-15 10:43 PM | Reply

You all didn't object when they rebooted bond without all the gadgets and double entendre and took it down a more sober path. This is a small change compared to that

#63 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-07-15 10:43 PM | Reply

You all didn't object when they rebooted bond without all the gadgets and double entendre and took it down a more sober path.

I thought that was great. More like the novels of my youth. Craig rocked. Roger Moore was weak but Samson compared to the ----- that replaced him.

#64 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-07-15 10:50 PM | Reply

Garbage.

#65 | Posted by Merovigan at 2019-07-16 12:17 AM | Reply

Another evil white male institution that needs woke. Ridiculous.

#66 | Posted by willowby at 2019-07-16 12:32 AM | Reply

Agent 007 was a composite by Fleming of two real agents during WWII, Namely "Garbo" and "Tricycle". Neither were English. One was a Spaniard, the other a Yugoslav. They never fired a shot, but they fed the Germans enough fake intelligence to make a difference. An intelligence agent is successful when he doesn't attract attention. A hard drinking womanizer packing heat if only going to get put into a cell. 007 would not have survived a week.

#67 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-16 02:28 AM | Reply

The closest to a real 007, actually was a woman. A one legged former diplomat who worked with the Resistance in occupied France. The Nazis called her the "limping woman", the most wanted enemy agent in France. She escaped France with the Nazis hot on her heels after being betrayed across the "Freedom Trail" into Spain, then onto a sub to England. She was OSS, not MI5. She did use firearms to break Resistance fighters out of Gestapo prisons. She organized intelligence networks in France that helped the D Day landings. She was considered so sensitive she was a secret for over 50 years.

#68 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-16 02:44 AM | Reply

BTW, Virginia Hall, wasn't British ether, she was an American.

#69 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-16 02:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The only valid post here is #50. Know your franchise demographic.

#70 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-16 08:11 AM | Reply

www.smithsonianmag.com

Virginia Hall

#71 | Posted by boaz at 2019-07-16 09:20 AM | Reply

The German "Hinkende Dame", means limping or crippled woman or lady. The Limping Lady of Leon does rhyme tho. In France her wanted posters called her "LAMES DE LA DAME", and offered considerable reward, more so than any other agent. She was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, yet the particulars of her actions during the war are only hinted at in the award citation. She was one of the first officers in the CIA.

#72 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-16 10:11 AM | Reply

en.wikipedia.org

Virginia Hall was a badass.

#73 | Posted by boaz at 2019-07-16 10:35 AM | Reply

#73 | Posted by boaz, The most impressive thing I think she did was make the "Freedom Trail" on one leg. It wasn't much of a trail, but a series of goat paths across the Pieraniese. Hundreds were shot or died trying to get across it. Once in Spain she had to avoid the Spanish authorities, who were officially neutral, but heavily involved with the Nazis. One guy who wanted to retrace her trek said it was the most difficult trail he had ever attempted. She did it on one leg, in the dark and had guys hunting to kill her, she did most of it alone.
Her first question when she returned to England was when she could return to the field to support the invasion. Sometimes words fail.

#74 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-16 11:16 AM | Reply

For the actual fans: www.amazon.com

Bond's Peacoat on sale.

#75 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-07-16 12:07 PM | Reply

#73 I would love to see her story, or the character played with the inspiration of real female spies. I hate when they make the female spy a copy of the male character.

#76 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-07-16 12:09 PM | Reply

I support a black female Bond if she's a lesbian. No Bond dudes FFS.

#50 | POSTED BY BEN_BERKKAKE AT 2019-07-15 05:40 PM | FLAG:

They fixed that by making Daniel Craig be her love interest. So she is kind of the Bond girl here?

#77 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-07-16 12:10 PM | Reply

Why not a transgender Pansexual?
Sorry, not interested. James Bond should be James Bond.

#78 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-07-16 01:34 PM | Reply

E1G1 it sounds like this "controversy" has you shaken, not stirred.

#79 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-16 01:37 PM | Reply

she can't be 007.

#56 | POSTED BY FOREIGNER

That's funny, because she totally is the new 007. I don't think they're going to see your post and change their minds.

#80 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-07-16 03:02 PM | Reply

#80 - I'm sure you're right. Artistic license ( read dollars ) trumps logic every time.

#81 | Posted by Foreigner at 2019-07-16 03:59 PM | Reply

Real intelligence work vs. action flicks. Let's face it, real spies are never exciting or interesting, by design. Real spies are dull, pedestrian and are never flashy. They would never be a good action movie subject. James Bond is a male fantasy, constant conquests, plenty of booze, high end life style and lots of money. Add super villains, lots of gun play and plenty of explosions you have a movie men want to see. Is being a spy dangerous? Yes, for the NOCs (No official cover), We generally use foreign nationals for that role.

#82 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-17 06:38 AM | Reply

Let's face it, real spies are never exciting or interesting, by design. Real spies are dull, pedestrian and are never flashy... - #82 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-17 06:38 AM

And X never, ever marks the spot.

#83 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-07-17 09:15 AM | Reply

how in hell is this not cultural appropriation?

#84 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-07-17 11:51 AM | Reply

Let's see what/who gives "seemingly benign", barely concealed white outrage over a fictional character. Lol Hmmmmmmm.

#85 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-07-17 12:25 PM | Reply

#83 | Posted by Avigdore Not the ones who are successful. They use some agents as a false flags, someone to draw attention from the ones who actually get real intelligence. Actually women have been some of our most successful intelligence agents. Especially in nations that believe that women are inferior in intellect.

#86 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-18 09:29 AM | Reply

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