October 28, 2015

"The name's Bond. JANE Bond"? "Diversity fetishists" demand p.c. changes to Fleming's spy film franchise

Brian LilleyArchive

A new Bond movie is about to come out and in Britain there is a debate over the future of the longest running, most successful spy franchise in movie history.

Should Bond be a woman, should Bond be gay?

I don't think so but my position is putting me in some odd company; not only Sir Roger Moore but also Piers Morgan who actually had a momentary bout of sanity writing a column saying James Bond shouldn’t turn into Janet Bond.

Bond is a character, a well-defined character. Making these kinds of changes will turn off long time fans. That has nothing to do with any kind of bigotry, it's simply when you go see Bond, you expect certain things.

The movie franchise is already suffering the weight of the PC mentality making it harder to define who the villain is for fear of offending people.

Morgan ends his piece by saying,“For God’s sake let Bond be Bond and let the PC police be damned.”

I’ll drink to that and I bet you will too.


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commented 2015-10-29 13:14:24 -0400
I am a lifetime fan of James Bond. I have read all the novels and I saw my first James Bond movie at age 15 or so. I have seen all the movies except the latest. I own DVD’s of all of the James Bond movies except some more recent Daniel Craig ones (not excepting him, I just haven’t got around to purchasing them). The ONLY change I could condone in a James Bond character would be a black male actor playing James Bond. Mr. Bond, even way back with Sean Connery, made love to black women and Felix, his CIA, counterpart was black. As this is British without all of historical North American bigotry and bias, I believe that a black James Bond would be totally acceptable. However, James Bond being gay or as a woman would destroy the character.
commented 2015-10-29 11:53:02 -0400
Charles White, have you seen imitation game? They did a good job of portraying Alan Turing and didn’t dwell too much on his homosexuality. That being said they still had to overstate his importance to the enigma project, and in that sense they rewrote history. They made it look like he single handily broke the enigma code, when in reality it really was a group effort. We still owe him as a society for his contribution to computer science, but the object of over sizing his role was to create for us gay hero that is bigger than he really was.
commented 2015-10-28 23:51:46 -0400
Put him,or it, in a Prius. With a whip as a weapon. His mission, to fight climate change and inform the world of gender identity. Huge blockbuster for the gay liberals
commented 2015-10-28 23:48:48 -0400
I seem to recall some movie called “Domino” where a woman plays a bounty-hunter. Why can’t the left make their own new movies like that? Instead they insist on re-defining pre-existing things. They have very little that’s original, that hasn’t been commandeered.

These are the people who wanna lecture us about “cultural apropriation”, as they apropriate all of Western culture and feed it into their Marxist Woodchipper, then glue the pieces back together as they see fit. You are NOT “progressive” you are Western De-constructionists plain and simple.
commented 2015-10-28 23:38:50 -0400
There already has been a gay Bond and a woman Bond, it’s Danielle Craig, if you haven’t noticed.

Piers Morgan is now saying “enough of this PC stuff”. Very similar to Establishment GOP puppets like Sarah Palin or Newt Gingrich saying they are “the tea party”.

Who plays James Bond in a FICTIONAL MOTION PICTURE is now debated like who should be elected political leader. Be nice and give a

-black person

a shot at this most important role we’re told.

If Bruce Jenner gets some cornrows and gold teeth, it’ll sorta fulfill all the requirements for the “progressives”, wouldn’t it??

Pool your money together, tell your film industry friends you’ve got a great idea for the next spy film, Barack and Putin join sides to take advantage of “Caitlyn” at a university frat house. “Caitlyn” exposes it all to Rolling Stone magazine, then starts hanging out with the New Black Panthers, decides to identify as “African”. Later, Putin is made to renounce his white privledge, before being pushed into liquid nitrogen. Then Barack kisses “Caitlyn” and tells her “she’ll” be rewarded by TSN with a trophy for helping protect master’s hold on the plantation. And they all lived perversely ever after.
commented 2015-10-28 23:08:26 -0400
Jane Bond? No problem! Let’s see how it sells.
commented 2015-10-28 20:54:34 -0400
This is where those cultural Marxists go too far in their pursuit of destruction, or diversity, or whatever. It borders on criminal, like that cultural criminal Ang Lee and that piece of trashy Hollywood BS that will go nameless, and his attack on the Western genre. Criminal!
How many times over the years I’ve seen a ‘modern’ film or TV production and how obvious it was just from watching it that the character played by the black guy was originally written for a white guy…
You have to ask yourself why these people are trying so hard, using any means, to dismantle and destroy everything, like moral absolutes, the family, capitalism, national sovereignty, individuality, manliness…there’s only one guy that fits Flemming’s character, Bond, James Bond, and that’s Sean Connery.
One of my favorite scenes in a Hollywood movie is the opening shot in the McCarthy Era, Jim Carey movie “The Majestic”. His screenwriter character is in a script-development session with some ‘studio types’ – who you only hear – and how they ‘work’ the script is priceless… - "…The reasoning mind cannot work under any form of compulsion. It cannot be subordinated to the needs, opinions, or wishes of others. It is not an object of sacrifice.

The creator stands on his own judgment; the parasite follows the opinions of others.
The creator thinks; the parasite copies.
The creator produces; the parasite loots.
The creator’s concern is the conquest of nature; the parasite’s concern is the conquest of men.
The creator requires independence. He neither serves nor rules. He deals with men by free exchange and voluntary choice.
The parasite seeks power. He wants to bind all men together in common action and common slavery. He claims that man is only a tool for the use of others — that he must think as they think, act as they act, and live in selfless, joyless servitude to any need but his own.
Look at history: Everything we have, every great achievement has come from the independent work of some independent mind. Every horror and destruction came from attempts to force men into a herd of brainless, soulless robots — without personal rights, without person ambition, without will, hope, or dignity.
It is an ancient conflict. It has another name: “The individual against the collective…”
Read the rest of Howard Roark’s address to the Jury in Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead”
commented 2015-10-28 20:45:13 -0400
I totally agree. Bond is Bond. Jack Reacher is Jack Reacher. Jimmy is a troll. The way you expect it to be. Big problem though, that drink should have been a martini, shaken, not stirred !
commented 2015-10-28 19:52:07 -0400
Slow news day, Brian?

Idris Elba for James Bond!
commented 2015-10-28 19:20:01 -0400
The stupid thing is, the James Bond revisionists will say this is what Ian Fleming really would have supported in the first place, but was held back by social mores. Pretty much with the revisionism controversy over Mark Twain’s use of the N-word, nigger, in Huckleberry Finn, a political satire on the social mores of the time by Clements would denigrating the current attitudes at the time. Clements, the human rights activist of the time is not P/C.

My solution to this whole thing is the Socialist’s in Germany after 1933. Just burn the F’ing books already. Socialists then are as Progressives (regressives) now.
commented 2015-10-28 19:08:04 -0400
Maybe we should rename him James Bondage.
commented 2015-10-28 18:46:29 -0400
@keithbarnes – a gay frenchman as the new bond – Justin Bond – yes, that about sums up the state of the planet.

commented 2015-10-28 18:32:11 -0400
I hate it when established characters get their gender, race or sexuality changed. If you want more diversity, create new material, and not destroy what’s already there.
commented 2015-10-28 18:32:02 -0400
Justin would make a good Gay Bond, along with his Gay Muslim buddy’s with whom he has bonded to.
commented 2015-10-28 18:30:55 -0400
I want female plumbers!
commented 2015-10-28 18:30:04 -0400
The last Bond was bad enough with a gay villain, but if they make those sort of changes with Bond, I won’t be watching those movies.
commented 2015-10-28 18:14:30 -0400
I want a male Wonder Woman then.