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05 December 2006 @ 03:33 am
Gay James Bond? Do slashers approve?  
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Craig wants a gay Bond  

Daniel Craig has revealed that he is pressuring producers to include a gay scene in the next James Bond film.

The 'Casino Royale' star is riding a wave of popularity following the success of his first turn as the legendary superspy and is intent on revolutionising the franchise by making its lead character more unpredictable.

In addition to pushing for a gay scene in 'Bond 22', the British thesp has assured bosses that he is more than prepared to do a full frontal nude scene to please his male and female admirers.

He said: "Why not? I think in this day and age, fans would have accepted it.

"I mean, look at (British TV series) 'Doctor Who' - that has had gay scenes in it and no one blinks an eye."

Any James Bond fans out there? Is anyone slashing him? If so, with whom? Would this be a good thing? Bad thing? Opinions? Anyone? Just wondering. I wish more actors were so open to the prospect of doing gay scenes.
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Slash: Karl 2slashorama on December 5th, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I bet this sent the stalwart "Blond not Bond" contingent into a frenzy. LOL. I have no idea if anyone is slashing Craig's Bond or Craig himself but they definitely should. I haven't seen the new Bond film yet, but from what I've read the villian's sexual preference is highly questionable and that sounds like a slashy plot bunny waiting to bite.

I just had a flash of Craig/Bean...no wait...Craig's Bond/Urban's Russian hit man from The Bourne Supremacy...ooh even better a Bloom/Craig/Urban PWP free-for-all... Sorry, porny pictures started dancing in my head and I got a little carried away. LOL.

I realize that you're new to my flist so you may not have realized, until now, that I often leave rambling tangential comments that serve no real purpose.
slash_trashslash_trash on December 6th, 2006 10:48 am (UTC)
Blond not Bond? I'm not familiar with the James Bond stuff really so I don't know what you're talking about (sorry!). Just looking at that photo of him up there, though, even though his looks are generally not to my taste, there's something about him that's simply exuding sexual sparks all over the place and I think fans of both sexes will be hot on his trail. The fact that he's open to either gender in a Bond story just makes it all the more interesting.

Those flashes you had sound pretty tasty, now that you mention it. And I totally understand how the porny pictures can start dancing across your brain and you have no control...it's so not your fault. ;)

We'll get along famously, I'm sure. I always post rambling tangential comments, and people rarely notice them so I suppose they don't serve much purpose either. We'll likely get into TONS of trouble together, or probably be the only ones who "get" what each other tries to say. Sounds good to me! :)

slash_trash: lotrlove - nokasslashslash_trash on December 6th, 2006 11:04 am (UTC)
As for the full frontal nudity offer, I guess he figured he had nothing to lose; there are already photos of him naked online, so why the hell not, right?

Now if only Orlando would agree to do it...
Slash: Orli Sexy Beastslashorama on December 7th, 2006 10:01 am (UTC)
If Orlando agreed to do full frontal nudity I think the studio would have to release the film on DVD and in the theatre simultaneously otherwise the bootleg sales would cause the GNP of some Asian nations to skyrocket thereby upsetting the global economy.

Seriously though, I wouldn't be surprise if Orli did bare it all on celluloid at some point. If only he'd cultivate a friendship with fellow Guidhall alum Ewan McGregor who seems to have gotten his kit off in every film except Star Wars.
Slash: Boy Kissing - Jude/JohnnyLeeslashorama on December 7th, 2006 09:52 am (UTC)
Re: Blonde not Bond.

I hadn't really paid attention to Bond since I was an adolescent, but when I heard rumors that Clive Owen and Ewan McGregor were being considered I got excited. I was surprised and pleased when Daniel Craig was chosen because I think he's a decent actor and the fact that he's handsome in a quirky way appealed to me. I was rather surprised to seem quite alone in that opinion. One of the main objections to his playing Bond was the fact that he's blonde. Some folks actually started a Blonde not Bond Internet campaign and there is or was a Craig Not Bond site as well. Some of the naysayers seemed to think he wasn't "masculine" enough to play Bond so I'm sure his recent statement has got their knickers in a twist. Hmm, I think if I finish my Xmas fic on Saturday I will indulge in a little big screen Bond action to inspire more slashy visions.

I'm glad to note that you're a rambler too. I'm convinced that we will get along famously. I am curious though as to what prompted the friending in the first place. Curious and flattered. :D

slash_trash: faces - caugraphicsslash_trash on December 7th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the background info on the Bond situation; I had no idea people were being such snarky bitches about it. Who cares that he's a blond? Not everyone has to be Sean Connery, you know. And not everyone wants to. But that doesn't mean they won't make a good Bond, if given the chance. Every actor brings his own flavor of mojo to the screen with him; 5 different actors can play the same role and come across with completely different energy and charisma, yet the character is more -- not less -- complex for it. Though we may have our preferences among them (personally I'm a Connery fan but my husband thinks George Lazenby is the Best Bond Ever), that doesn't mean the less favored actors couldn't do justice to the roles. It just means they weren't to our taste. I'm convinced personal preference has almost as much to do with it as anything vaguely resembling talent. If you've always "seen" James Bond in your head as a brunette, it takes a bit of adjustment to see him as a blond, but that sort of thing should fade within the first 10 minutes of the movie, or you're not doing your part as a fan to suspend your disbelief, and you're letting your brain interfere with the film.

And I'll stop now, because I'm prone to long ranty stuff like this and you have to stuff a muffin in my mouth to shut me up once I get started. :)

As for friending you, I always read the comments to the fics I read, and you commented to one of them. There were lots of comments but my eyes just stopped on yours and I couldn't scroll past for some reason, and I like to follow my intuition, so I clicked on your profile and found we had a ton of interests in common. Then I looked at your communities, liked what I saw, swiped a few, and friended you. :)

Slash: Clive Owenslashorama on December 7th, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah the whole outrage at the new Bond was pretty ridiculous. I'm happy that Craig got tapped for it, but I still kind of wish that it had gone to Clive Owen (points at icon). Personally, I think the only real requirements for Bond is that he be a decent actor who can handle the action scenes, look dishy in a tux and have a sexy voice. Sean Connery is my favorite Bond also and I think his voice (that damned sexy burr of his brogue) is at least 50% of the reason why.

You friended me because of a comment I made on someone else's post? Wow! That's damned flattering.
slash_trashslash_trash on December 7th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, hey, he looks familiar. Isn't he the agent who was sent to be the shooter in the field in Bourne Identity? Only he had glasses on for that role. Same guy? Or does he just look similar? I've never seen him in anything else, though. What else would I know him from?
Slash: Clive Owen Croupierslashorama on December 7th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
He was the silent shooter in Bourne Identity. In the US, he's probably best known for his roles in The Inside Man, Derailed, Closer, Sin City and maybe Gosford Park. His "big break" was as the title role in the acclaimed 1998 film, The Croupier (see icon) and his appearances in The Hire, a series of short films promoting BMWs top line of cars. He was also King Arthur in the film of the same name. In the UK, he may be best known for the BBC Mystery series "Second Sight" in which he plays police detective who is going blind. I first saw him in Second Sight and it was lust love at first sight. His latest film is Children of Men with Juliane Moore, Michael Caine and, for the big 6 degrees of LOTR score, Charlie Hunnam who starred with Lij in Green St. Hooligans.

If you want to know more, check out clive-owen.org.
slash_trashslash_trash on December 10th, 2006 10:16 am (UTC)
Damn. I haven't seen any of those. Argh. No wonder I'm not too familiar with him. =/ There's so much I haven't seen, though. I'm at least 10 years behind in my movie-watching. I have a lot of catching up to do. ::sigh::