Sunday, January 8, 2017

‘James Bond Was Not Sexist’, Claims Professor: James Bond Was Not A Misogynistic Dinosaur But A Sensual “Stylish Commando” Who Valued Strong, Independent Women With A 21st Century Attitude To Sex, A New Book Claims.

Camilla Tominey at the British newspaper the Sunday Express offers a piece on a new book that claims Ian Fleming's iconic fictional character James Bond is misunderstood.

The study of 007’s character found that much criticism of Ian Fleming’s spy is misplaced, partly due to his depiction in films.
Although written in the 1950s and 60s, in the original Bond , 007 admires female partners who are not only as sexually liberated and demanding as him, but independent, resourceful and able to help him defeat villains.
Author Professor Jeremy Black of the University of Exeter said: “Bond was a very modern man for the 1950s. This was the pre-pill age, but he admires women who offer sex, femininity and masculinity. His women are in dependent and driven.
"He is a far more complex and interesting character in the books than in the films. 
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