Title

James Bond and All His Women

Presenter Information

Jannicke Moffat

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 135

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

The James Bond series is known for its extremely masculine lead, Agent 007 and the always-anticipated women pining for Bond which, usually leads to their death. The irresistible wit and charm of James Bond is never questioned even when involving violence or unwanted sexual advances. These Bond girls developed from purely sexual objects to playing major roles in plot progression in recent Bond films. Despite the common trends of sexualization and romance among Bond and female characters, not all followed the same pattern. Female characters such as Miss Moneypenny and “M” represented the progression of females in society through their roles in the 007 film series. These two characters stand as representations of how society has changed their views on women, and the James Bond film series continues to do so through their increased incorporation of women and their involvement in the overall plot as more than just sexual objects.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Melissa Johnson

Additional Mentoring Department

English

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James Bond and All His Women

SURC 135

The James Bond series is known for its extremely masculine lead, Agent 007 and the always-anticipated women pining for Bond which, usually leads to their death. The irresistible wit and charm of James Bond is never questioned even when involving violence or unwanted sexual advances. These Bond girls developed from purely sexual objects to playing major roles in plot progression in recent Bond films. Despite the common trends of sexualization and romance among Bond and female characters, not all followed the same pattern. Female characters such as Miss Moneypenny and “M” represented the progression of females in society through their roles in the 007 film series. These two characters stand as representations of how society has changed their views on women, and the James Bond film series continues to do so through their increased incorporation of women and their involvement in the overall plot as more than just sexual objects.