Saturday, January 25, 2020

Blind Items Revealed #3

January 16, 2020

Even when everyone in the entertainment media was going on and on about how a woman had already been cast as the new lead in a long long long long running movie franchise, I said the story wasn't true because the current production team would never do that. Now, they have confirmed what I said. Them moving on from the franchise is the only chance things would change.

Barbara Broccoli and half brother Michael G. Wilson/"Eon Productions"/James Bond being recast as a woman

49 comments:

HushHush said...

This is good for a laugh. There will never be a ginger bond!
https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/arts-entertainment/there-will-never-be-a-ginger-bond-confirm-producers-20200120192668

J said...

Women are free to create a new female character as interesting as James Bond any time they like. We're waiting.

While they're at it, they can put together a great all-female rock band.

Beatles
Rolling Stones
Led Zeppelin
Cream
Stooges
Grateful Dead
Allman Brothers
etc.

There's a pattern here.

It's almost like women and men are somehow different in some ways.

Do Tell said...

it's almost like you have selective memory.

J said...

Please help me then. Cite examples. That'd be great.

Do Tell said...

That said, it's time for "everyone needs a chance to play this character" phenomenon to end.

People watch reboots because they had attachments to the original characters. Invent new characters, invent new heroes,or unearth existing ones, while sticking to how they were created.

Blaise said...

I still remember when people lost their shit the new Bond was a blonde. We ain't ready for any changes folks.

Do Tell said...

The GoGos. The Runaways. There have been plenty of amazing female rockers not in bands. Janis Joplin, Pat Benatar, Grace Slick, Deborah Harry, Shirley Manson. For starters.

Movies: Maleficent, Black Widow. Wonder Woman did pretty well. There are more but I have to get out the door.

Do Tell said...

*not in all girl bands

J said...

If you think the Go-Gos (whom I adore) are comparable to Led Zeppelin, that's just so adorable.

And I said band, not individual. Shirley Manson, Etta James, lots of amazing female performers.

But band, with rhythm section, persistently compelling and varied in output? No matches, which is a shame. I WANT women to go create kick-ass, interesting music, so there's more of it out there. I'm ready, cash in hand, to buy those albums which don't exist yet, for some reason.

Rosie riveter said...

It's almost like you spelled Superior wrong on purpose

J said...

Any factual counterpoint, Roofie?

s.s. said...

If we want to progress as a society, why are we hero-worshipping MI-6, which is no better than CIA at their worst, deep state Big Brother to UK subjects, interfering in American and other Nations' elections, helping sell us and NATO into endless wars, how is that progressive ?

YoSoyMilk said...

Lol roofie

Olive Iyes said...

L7. That’s all I’ve got. And they were some rockin ass bitchez too.

Sd Auntie said...

Hole had a great album and yeah not crazy about courtney. Aretha, ella Fitzgerald, Babs, celine. Are different genres but musical icons in their own right. But yeah Rock is dominated by the geriatric men . Oasis for the younger folks

Freckles said...

Just make another Atomic Blond or something similar

ironicali-orlando said...

Honestly, thank god there will never be one. Not everything needs to have a female incarnation and honestly, why would women even WANT to step into Bond's greasy shoes? Leave the Bond franchise well alone, it'll handle itself.

Sd Auntie said...

Gay lady bond will be a flop...sorry. idris or fassbender would be better

J said...

They weren't geriatric when they did the work for which they are justifiably celebrated.

Again, I said band, not performer.

I also said all-female.

You're welcome to google "Hole Band Members" at your leisure.

Flashy Vic said...

Janis Joplin, probably the only female to be up there with the rock Gods(and goddess).

J said...

No question she was as good as any, Vic. But she wasn't a band.

David Bowie put together maybe ten different bands, any one of which was far greater than the (again, wonderful) Go-Gos.

Weird,no?

HouellebecqGurl said...

I'm with J on this one. Write some NEW stories with NEW engaging stories featuring different ethnic groups, genders,sexuality or whatever.
If they are good or better,then people will respond by going to them. Stop trying to force things that don't fit.

DarylsBigFan said...

@J

David Bowie also had a wonderful, internationally recognized female bass player,
Gail Ann Dorsey.

ZZZedMaster said...

@J

Your absolutely right,glad someone has brains on this site.

Like I said before I'm fed up of women this,black this etc.Stop getting mad cause white males got their shit together.If you so want to be mainstream,then stop being lazy idiots and create your own shit!

Sd Auntie said...

Your right as usual...🤣

J said...

Yep, Gail Ann Dorsey is incredible.

The bassist for the Wrecking Crew, presumably the best bassist available in 60s-70s LA, was also a woman.

But they're not bands. They are individual musicians.

Here are some bands:

AC-DC
The Who
The New York Dolls
The Doors

Sd Auntie said...

They have except not a band. Runaways tried but were not my scene. Prefer solo female icons and technically the greats are already represented by AA. And Stones always graciously acknowledge their R And B influencers. Right gen z

J said...

Gen-Z, regarding black people, they deserve unending and limitless credit for changing music overall. None of the bands I've mentioned would have existed if not for the revolution which black people made in music, here in America.

I'd say the music founded on the creativity of black people is America's greatest cultural contribution to the world. Immeasurably valuable... how many people have been delighted, transported, and how many times, by music derived from Gospel and Blues?

VirgilHilts said...

@J There was a great all girl American rock band in the early 1970s, they were pretty good. They probably went nowhere because they were called Fanny. So ass if you're a American and something else if you are English.

ZZZedMaster said...

I believe anyone with a working brain agrees with @J

ZZZedMaster said...

@J 100% agree

Unknown said...

Sure. Let's compare The GoGos and the Bangels to the Beatles, Rolling stones and Zepplin :D :D :D

jedi757 said...

If they don’t want to start a female P.I./spymaster type franchise from the ground up, how about rebooting Honey West? Hell I still think/lust about Anne Francis and that Shelby Cobra.

flyingtiger said...

There is Rick Goddess, whom in middle age seems to rock even harder. Girlschool has been around since the 80s and still going strong.
BTW, if you want a female James bond, why not redo Modesty Blaise or Honey west?

MissDavie said...

I honestly believe that the powers in Hollywood are hijacking established characters and franchises to be woke rather than creating new intellectual property because they are too uncreative and stupid to come up with new concepts and ideas. Because of this they are bitter and jealous and want to ruin everything that has already been created. The bar is then lowered and their crap product is now considered good.

MissDavie said...

Whoever made the decision to introduce the new dark skinned 007 in a dark room where only her gleaming white teeth are noticeable was doing her no favors.

GentleBreeze said...

welp, must be drunk again agreeing with J. Is it the testosterone, bigger arms/muscles? No need to take a break for bearing/nursing kids. Sex, drugs and rocknroll.

John Doe said...

I Liked the chemistry between Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris. She would have been kick-ass if they had spun her off into her own action movie as an MI6 agent. But they watered down her character and turned her into a desk jockey. Judi Dench had gotten too old to play M anymore (and she's box office poison now with her politics) but the decision to replace her with Ralph Fiennes was an interesting one. I liked Judi as M. The charachter had balls of steel, and she was never emotional. The writers definitely need to give Fiennes better material to work with. His character is boring.

I saw the post production photos and clips and the promo blurb for No Time To Die, and this will be the first Bond movie that I won't go to see. They're ruining a franchise that has consistently produced hits for more than 50 years---all over ridiculous politics.

The Bond girls in this movie (with the exception of Naomie) are ugly and unsexy. Bond fans do not want to see these ugly women in the movie.

SDaly said...

Story idea: the female Bond teams up with the the female Dr. Who. Lots of meaningless dialogue and the last scene is of the driving off the rim of the Grand Canyon.

Elvis Belushi said...

Why do they need to shit all over the iconic movie roles just to make things PC or all inclusive or whatever? Next they'll want to cast a male in a reboot of The Flying Nun for fuck's sake.

John Doe said...

Well, as a bi-racial person, I would like to say that Black people's music is not America's greatest cultural contribution to the world. We contributed far more important things in the realm of science and technology that most young black people today have no knowledge of... because their minds are indoctrinated with entitlement propaganda, obsession with skin color, and a whole lot of re-hashed garbage from the trash bins of cultural Marxism. If they want to know more they should look up people like Percy Julian, Elijah McCoy, Lewis Latimer, and Garrett Morgan. These were just a handful of the black people who created things that REALLY changed America and the whole world for the better.

Yes, for a while, Black music was an important component...from the days of the Negro spirituals that the slaves used to sing on the plantations all the way to classic R&B of the 1990s. After that it was a nosedive into violent, gutter/gangsta rap with butt shaking ho's and the glorification of materialism, drugs, and sex---encouraging black youth to follow a lifestyle that has led to young Black girls having the highest incidence of unwanted pregnancies, the most abortions, increasing HIV numbers, and increasing numbers of young black men ending up in prison or dead. And people are still promoting rap music likes its some type of awesome art---just because Black people are singing it, and they don't want to be called racists. Whatever. Garbage is garbage.

I hate identity politics. Its 'cultural enrichment' when non-White people push it, but its 'racist' when white people do it. Because half of my family is white and I love them I just don't subscribe to the BS. Sorry. People from ALL different backgrounds contribute to American culture and greatness.

J said...

John Doe, I purposely said cultural. In my opinion, the liberation of music and creation of new forms referred to is a bigger deal than, say, Hollywood motion pictures. Certainly a bigger deal than horseshit American plastic art.

Comment specifically excluded technology. Although, of course, technology is culture, increasingly so.

Peace.

Turitella said...

Heart, the Wilson sisters are amazing. Ok, I know there's no drummer sister but watch them do Stairway to Heaven at the Kennedy Center, they blew everyone away.

Turitella said...

Sorry, it's available on youtube.

Night_burger said...

Saw her last June with Lenny Kravitz. Absolutely awesome!

Weekittylass said...

@John Doe thank you for telling the truth. As a white, Hispanic and black female, I find the ists, isms and victim mentalities self-defeating, lazy bullshit. God help us if those enslaving socialists get a toe in.

Weekittylass said...

Oh and J is 100% correct.

Cuntkin spice said...

some of you on here are tapped. overt sexualisation and drug use ran through the lyrics and music culture of all the rock bands I grew up listening to. The beatles inspired the fucking manson murders ffs. can you stop using great music to justify your racism/sexism cus I highly doubt that was the intention of these artists you are crediting

Valentina said...

The fact that more male-led band make it into the mainstream/become popular does not mean women aren't great musicians. It just confirms society's patriarcal & misogynistic. Women weren't allowed to vote before the 20s, don't you think we've still got some catching up to do?

Women buy both male and female music, unfortunately the same cannot be said for men. Because of your huge egos and small penises.

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