The name is Bond. James Bond. James Bond. James Bond. James Bond. James Bond. James Bond.
Skyfall is a smash, predictably. What Bond movie hasn’t been, no matter how ill-suited the particular Bond (Woody Allen, anyone?)? After fifty years, Ian Fleming’s suave secret agent is still getting the girls — and maybe boys — and bagging the baddies. How apt is latest Bond Daniel Craig’s description of the movies as “white man porn.”
This morning’s GIF is the iconic shutter bullseye shot, which, along with vaguely visible nude women, has made an appearance in the opening sequence of every canonical Bond movie to date,. This time, instead of framing one Bond shooting one bullet, it contains the entire Pantheon of Bondness, from Daniel Craig to Sean Connery, and a barrage of ballistics. Whether this is an evolution up or devolution down Bond-wise is a matter for one’s personal taste (Lazenby fans represent!).
Posted to J’s Tammany Hall on Tumblr, it’s collected 27,314 notes, undoubtedly at least some of them mash notes.
Skyfall rained manna down upon the film industry this week, but who cares about $88 million at the box office? The real news is that slash fans, the huge contingent of fandom that comes for the story but stays for the male/male romance, have found their latest pairing to obsess over—their One True Pairing, or OTP for short.
Wait. Make that double-oh-TP. Or, more specifically, 00Q.
Even if you haven’t seen Skyfall yet, you may have heard that the latest James Bond installment rebooted Bond’s sexuality along with the franchise, by inserting a scene that implies that the famous British spy may have had liaisons with his share of Bond Guys along with Bond Girls.
But despite the scripted implications when Daniel Craig’s Bond exchanges mind games with the villain, played by Javier Bardem, the many fans who’ve already produced a sizeable fanwork-based fandom in the 5 days since the movie came out in the U.S. have fixated on a different pairing: Bond and the young technical mastermind, Q; or as the fans are calling it, 00Q.
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