James Bond, the fictional character became famous for his crime-solving, penchant for women, cool cars and even cooler gadgets, is not a hero for the modern era. Some modern viewers accuse him of being sexist and misogynistic, along with a list of other modern taboos.  The character, created in the 1950s by author Ian Fleming, was autobiographical.

When feminists suggested that the next James Bond be a female, the producers balked at the idea.

“Bond is male,” series’ executive producer, Barbara Broccoli said. “He’s a male character. He was written as a male and I think he’ll probably stay as a male. Let’s just create more female characters and make the story fit those female characters,” she added.

But even though that line of thought was shut down, the activists were not done.  Some, including the famous British actor Dominic West, are now advocating that the next James Bond be transgendered.

“They should have a transgender Bond because there are a lot of transgender people in the army,” West said.  “That’s actually a brilliant idea.” But don’t worry, Bond purists.  The Daily Wire says this will not happen:

Activists probably won’t get their way anytime soon, however. Bond’s longtime producers, the Broccoli family, have often bristled at the thought of deliberately changing Ian Fleming’s signature character. The series’ executive producer, Barbara Broccoli, unequivocally ruled out the idea of a female Bond earlier this year.

Viewers were told that the new movies will include a more “modern Bond,” but within reason.

“Why not create your own story rather than jumping onto the shoulders and being compared to all these other male predecessors?” asked Rachel Weisz, the wife of Daniel Craig who is about to star in his last Bond film. “Women are really fascinating and interesting and should get their own stories.”

Exactly.

If activists want a movie character to represent their political views, more power to them convincing a producer that movie-goers are interested in seeing such a character.  In the meantime, quit trying to push your politics into movies.

Let Bond be Bond.

Hat Tip: Daily Wire

Image Credit: Greg Bishop on Flickr

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.