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Films where a character's sexual persuasion is ambiguous. 
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JamesKunz wrote:
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Any ambiguity about Bond's sexuality lies strictly within the mind of any person who thinks as much, IMO.


I agree with you, in actuality. I just want to imagine Bond engaging in frottage at Eton

It's not hard to believe that the famous shot of Daniel Craig stepping out of the water in Casino Royale made him a sex symbol to gay men as well as to women.

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hello Ragnarok,
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The last time I checked, exchanging banter with a gay villain doesn't quite guarantee ambiguity of a character's sexual persuasion. This is especially true when the scenes before included said character clearly engaging in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex. James Bond is one of the most masculine heterosexual characters ever created without doubt. In fact, read Goldfinger by Ian Fleming, where Bond had the following thought about homosexuals:

"...a herd of unhappy sexual misfits – barren and full of frustrations, the women wanting to dominate and the men to be nannied...he was sorry for them, but he had no time for them."


Any ambiguity about Bond's sexuality lies strictly within the mind of any person who thinks as much, IMO.


One could argue that the Bond that appears in the movies bears very little resemblance to the Bond in the books.


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They are alike in that they tend to be stodgy in their social values, and that those values tend to be products of their times. It is therefore unsurprising that any Bond, from Fleming's 1950s war veteran Bond up to the Bond of today's movies, would have a heteronormative point of view.

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p604 wrote:
hello Ragnarok,
Ragnarok73 wrote:
The last time I checked, exchanging banter with a gay villain doesn't quite guarantee ambiguity of a character's sexual persuasion. This is especially true when the scenes before included said character clearly engaging in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex. James Bond is one of the most masculine heterosexual characters ever created without doubt. In fact, read Goldfinger by Ian Fleming, where Bond had the following thought about homosexuals:

"...a herd of unhappy sexual misfits – barren and full of frustrations, the women wanting to dominate and the men to be nannied...he was sorry for them, but he had no time for them."


Any ambiguity about Bond's sexuality lies strictly within the mind of any person who thinks as much, IMO.


One could argue that the Bond that appears in the movies bears very little resemblance to the Bond in the books.

It depends on the film in question, as many of them weren't directly based on Fleming's work. This isn't to mention the Bond that shows up in the novels written by hacks like Benson and Gardner. However, that still doesn't mean that his sexual preference is ambiguous.

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