American Thinker: I didn’t think it possible, but James Bond movies are becoming even more fanciful – casting a female 00 agent who is disrespectful to Commander Bond. If movies succumb to the loony Left’s cultural misappropriation, then Bond may soon become an effete metrosexual, a fate worse than Goldfinger and Blofeld combined could have contrived. Perhaps women are “more equal” at a lot of things, but being a 00 agent is not one of them.
In the upcoming James Bond movie, No Time to Die, the new female 00 spews this forgettable line: “The world’s moved on, Commander Bond, so stay in your lane.” What a bunch of lefty tripe! It makes me long for “Pussy Galore” in Goldfinger (yes, that was a popular character’s name, played by Honor Blackman) or even the devilishly sultry Onatopp in GoldenEye, who’d squeeze the dickens out of the hapless men underneath – what a way to go! Yep, that Onatopp was truly a strong woman, but the incessant calls to cast “strong women” to rein in one of the greatest movie characters ever are becoming tiresome. Rather than feminine fortitude, they may actually reflect insecurity.
If movies are supposed to reflect the times, or represent the Left’s interpretation of our so-called cultural zeitgeist, then why are more “strong” women blowing stuff up and doing Kung Fu, and whatnot? In reality, they often champion victimhood and screech at the slightest affront to their delicate psyches. Part of their plight, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, comes down to brain chemistry — their estrogen and progesterone. Rather than fight, women are more wired to take flight, so how does that little fact support calls to feminize James, or even replace him with a female 007?
Maybe the world has moved on since Ian Fleming imagined Bond; nevertheless, 007, or any 00 agent in MI6, may reasonably be expected to exhibit the skills exemplified by our elite troops. Bond is a Commander, after all, so let’s ponder some real-world analogues for a moment.
Remember the MSM frothing with excitement over two women graduating from Army Ranger School? Actually, there’s evidence it was predetermined by generals succumbing to political pressure to ensure that women graduated. Women who failed tests were allowed a redo, and given favorable treatment not afforded the men. MORE