No time to dieLea Seydoux explained why she thinks James Bond himself is a “sex object”.
Shortly after it was confirmed that the 25th Bond movie would be postponed until November amid the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the actress shared her thoughts on the 007 image, reversing the age-old debate over Bond’s sexism on his head.
James Bond films have long been criticized for their relentless use of male gaze, but Seydoux – who was first introduced as psychologist Madeleine Swann in Spectrum – suggested that it is not only the so-called “Bond girls” who can be considered sexual objects.
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Insisting that the new female characters in the series are not there “to please Bond’s sexuality,” said the actress. Harper’s Bazaar: “What we forget is that James Bond is also a sex object. He is one of the few, perhaps one of the few, to be sexualized.
“I think women like to see Bond, right?” See her body. No? Do not you think? I like to see sexy men in swimsuits. “
Lea’s comments come after Daniel Craig recently responded to claims that his embodiment of Bond was the least “excited” in the franchise.
When asked if he thought his take on the Secret Agent had given a new twist to an old-fashioned Bond “trope”, Craig admitted that he wanted to “explore some of the things that are s ‘had passed before’.
He continued, “I wanted the female characters to mean something and it was very important to raise it. I hope something we did [movies] managed to do it. ”
No time to die, the 25th James Bond film, will be released on November 12 in the United Kingdom and on November 25 in the United States. All previous Bond movies are available on DVD or Blu Ray.
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