It’s James. Not Jamie Bond.
It’s James. Not Jamie Bond.
The James Bond film franchise is the stuff of fantasy. Arguments erupt over whom portrayed him best. But it is agreed, he’s an aspirational fantasy, not Transexual. The films have an ability to engage everyone from 12 year old boys with cool tech, to the 65 year old man wistful of Bond’s style and swagger. We journey into escapism, with strong female characters who are as often a villain as they are the “Bond Girl.” Then of course, there’s James Bond.
Bond not a Trans-Male. Yet that’s not stopping the Trans-Mafia from trying to strong arm cultural acceptance by having a Trans-Male (Birth female, living as a male) actor portray the character. It’s not enough to mandate a preferred gender, it’s about shifting the culture to forced acceptance.
“It would tell me that trans men were being seen as men, legitimate and worthy of casting in this role,”
Transparent star Ian Harvie in The Daily Beast.
Nothing screams masculine stereotype like James Bond. He’s the pinnacle male figure. The over the top sexual chemistry is undeniably the hallmark for what makes Bond, Bond. Even the grumpy character “M”, portrayed by the phenomenal Judi Dench, has a soft spot for James.
Portrayed by Sean Connery, Pierce Bronsan, Daniel Craig, or one of the other 4 actors fortunate enough to be James Bond, it is undeniable that he has an unabashedly male sensuality. Naomie Harris currently playing “Miss. Moneypenny” sums it up best,
“Bond is all about sexual magnetism, capability in the field, his intellect and that’s what we want for Bond…”
When I make a date to see James Bond, it is all about the fantasy his character creates. I don’t sit down for hot buttered popcorn and a side of social justice. My money is spent to see car chases, amazing gadgets, and unbelievably attractive people leave brutal fistfights looking “slightly worn.” It’s escapism, served by a fantasy character. I don’t want to wonder if Bond has a vagina, and how far the re-assignment surgery has progressed. Not sorry.
Seems that even in the LGBTQ community has some misgivings,
Or maybe it's time for Trans/gay/lesbian people etc etc to create our own fictional characters instead of hijacking a successful brand to further our own agenda, in turn pissing off most of the population by being self indulgent drama queens!
— Stephen Fox (@stephenfoxhq) December 24, 2018
Based upon 2016 analysis by the Williams Institute The Trans community is approximately 0.6% of the American population, or just over 0.5% of the entire population in the USA identifies as Trans. It means that probably 0.3% of the Trans population may identify as male, but obviously their lifestyle must be “validated” by the other 99.4% of the USA.
The Trans community is a small, but very squeaky, wheel in the engine of America. It’s not enough that public schools accommodate the desires of Trans students for bathroom, locker room, and athletic policies. Not enough that in NY City using the wrong pronoun is penalized. (Even the liberal leaning Snopes cannot false flag this one),
Discrimination against a transgender individual could result in fines of up to $250,000, but these fines won’t be handed out for accidentally misusing pronouns. According to the new guidelines, the commission can impose civil penalties of up to $125,000 for violations of the law and (in extreme circumstances) of up to $250,000 for violations that are the result of “willful, wanton, or malicious” conduct.
Forcing a culture shift by hijacking an established Alpha Male character is unfair to the majority of Bond fans. If you want a fast death of a powerhouse franchise, follow this path. Obviously, a huge hit with 0.6% of the US market. Add those ticket sales to $3.00 and you can buy a large popcorn at the Sunday discount showing.
The James Bond franchise has broken barriers. The films famous for “Bond Girls” defies Hollywood norms in 1967’s “You Only Live Twice” with Akiko Wakabayashi , and again in 1973’s “Live And Let Die”, with Gloria Hendry . Strong female characters, at a time when it was uncommon for women to be portrayed in film as sexual and independent. James Bond didn’t morph into an Asian or Black woman to break the barrier, but it happened without identity politics as a catalyst.
007 is played by charismatic actors who take a backseat to the character they play. Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Daniel Craig…. All became Bond. Bond didn’t change to highlight the actor. He’s Bond. The fact that the “character Bond” is more than the actor makes it possible for all of us to “be Bond”, and shifting the focus to “Identity Politics” of the actor who plays Bond is a misstep of epic portions.
Hollywood has created strong female characters, in very successful films. “Laura Croft”, “Black Widow”, “Wonder Woman” are excellent examples of strong female action heroes, played by women. They weren’t “Luke Croft”, “Black Widower”, or “Wonder Man” morphed into women. The actors playing those characters are not Trans-Female. If the Trans community wants a strong fictional action character, they need to create one of their own. “Xe, Person of Social Justice Policy”, with whatever villain and storyline fits their narrative.
Leave James Bond alone. Preferably with me and some hot buttered popcorn in a darkened room. We’ll create a new martini, shaken, with a dash of SJW tears.
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