Magazine October 18, 2021, Issue

Their Name’s Bxnd. Jxmxs Bxnd.

Daniel Craig as James Bond in No Time to Die. (Nicola Dove/DANJAQ, LLC/MGM)

The director of the new James Bond film, No Time to Die, has let us know he disapproves of the historical Bond. The New York Post:

“Is it Thunderball or Goldfinger where, like, basically Sean Connery’s character rapes a woman?” Cary Fukunaga asked . . . “She’s like, ‘No, no, no,’ and he’s like, ‘Yes, yes, yes,’” Fukunaga, 44, said.

That was then. Now our values are different: If a plus-sized actress wanted to have her way with Bond, he would be required to perform. It would be fat-phobic to refuse.

Of course Bond is archaic. The very idea of a highly competent,

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