Is James Bond gay? Skyfall writer John Logan speaks up...
Skyfall writer John Logan has spoken out about James Bond's alleged gay past; something that gets alluded to quite obviously in the recent film.
WARNING: The following may be considered a spoiler so if you're a serious fan, prob best to click away.
In one of the greatest scenes of the 23rd installment of the franchise, when we meet Raoul Silva (played to unsettling perfection by Javier Bardem) for the first time, Silva begins to open Bond's shirt as he's tied to a chair. Upon making somewhat of a sexually-charged comment, Bond responds to his villain: "What makes you think this is my first time?"
Naturally, this raises the question of Bond's sexual past. What was Logan hinting at? Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Logan said: "Some people claim it's because I'm, in fact, gay but it's not true at all... Sam [Mendes] and I were discussing, there were so many scenes where Bond goes mano-a-mano with the villain, whether it's Dr No or Goldfinger or whatever... There's been so many ways to do a cat-and-mouse and intimidate Bond, and we thought, what would truly make the audience uncomfortable is sexual intimidation; playing the sort of homoerotic card that is sort of always there subtextually with characters like Scaramanga in Man with the Golden Gun or Dr No... So we just decided that we should play the card and enjoy it."
Story by Caroline Foran | 09:30 | Wednesday 7th November 2012 | Movie News
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