One of my friends posted an article from the Guardian on social media that reports X-Files actress Gillian Anderson has hinted she would be interested in portraying iconic British spy 007.
The star of The Fall and The X-Files expressed her desire to take over from Daniel Craig as the world’s most famous secret agent, tweeting, alongside the poster: “It’s Bond, Jane Bond.”
She added: “(And sorry, don’t know who made poster but I love it!)”, with the hashtag #NextBond.
Stop! Stop the insanity!
This has got to be one of the most retarded ideas I’ve heard. Ever.
I was indignant when they remade the 80s classic Ghostbusters with an all-female cast. It isn’t because I don’t like females or vaginas. It was because the movie is a classic, and recasting it to appear progressive and original in lieu of actual originality is downright offensive! Why mess with a classic? Why completely retell the story? It wasn’t that the original was lacking in some way. It wasn’t. It was fun and silly and sarcastic and over the top. Why remake it with an all-female cast? What is the purpose? Why essentially destroy what was?
I wouldn’t have minded so much if director Paul Feig simply made a sequel to the saga starring a bunch of hilarious women, but instead he chose to take a large, steaming dump on the original and retell the story as if the great characters who brought the movie to millions of loving fans never existed.
Yeah, let’s stomp out the penis and insert a bunch of twats! That’ll show the patriarchy!
That’s pretty much how I feel about this ridiculous idea of recasting Bond as a female – whether a joke or not on Gillian Anderson’s part. No, Bond is not and should not be recast a woman. You can’t pretend that decades of Bond just all of a sudden ceased to exist in an effort to wipe out the penis dominance in cinema!
Bond is a manwhore, to be sure. I’ve often wondered if he carries a vial of penicillin in his vast bag of tricks… you know… just to be sure.
But at the same time Bond is the epitome of masculinity. He’s a badass. He’s what teenage boys aspire to be. He’s over the top man – not necessarily realistic, but still a charming character that has held up well over the decades.
That is not in any way a part that will do well with a sex change!
You want to create a badass female operative in the Bond universe? Great! Have at it! Anderson would do well in that role, I think.
But leave Bond alone, you dicks!