Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Shaken, not Stirred

I’m deriving a lot of Schadenfreude from the outcries of MRA types over the casting of a black woman as 007 in an upcoming ‘Bond’ movie. It wasn’t too long ago that these same morons were losing their minds over the prospect of Idris Elba being cast as Bond. Well, now they are shaken, not stirred, because there are now girl cooties all over their male wish-fulfillment fantasies.

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a ‘Bond’ film- even in high school, I figured that they were kind of ridiculous. Reading Frederick Forsyth as a kid pretty much ruined James Bond for me, and the final nail in the coffin was Chuck Jones’ ridicule of the character in his autobiography, Chuck Amuck... a spy would have to be totally incompetent to blow his cover by acting conspicuously and giving out his name, code name.

I didn’t even bother with the ‘grittier’ reboot of the franchise with Daniel Craig in the title role (my choice for the role would have been MacGowan, Shane MacGowan, who actually looks like he smokes and drinks as much as Ian Fleming’s character). Why would I spend my entertainment dollars on a franchise which glorified toxic masculinity, jingoism, and the mindset which led to the Brexit disaster? If I want to experience reactionary attitudes, I can get them for free.

At any rate, the entertainment value over the freakout about Lashana Lynch being cast as 007 (in the franchise, a designation, not a name) is greater than the movie’s could ever be. I love it when the SJWs ruin things for bigoted assholes. The only thing that could possibly make this better is if the character’s name is Peg Butts.


Harry Hamid said...

I'm a Doctor Who fan and just lived through 2 years of "former fans" counting white people in individual new episodes, claiming that the genitals of the lead actor is messing up their enjoyment of the show.

These people are nuts.

In a conversation with one online, I asked when the last time he'd purchased a movie ticket to a Bond film or rented a Bond movie. The answer? "Sometime in the eighties."

Which might explain why the franchise continues to look for new ways to bring in money... or, of course, the new lead actor could just be really good. Who knows?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It's nuts how these people go nuts when fictional characters don't accord with their prejudices.