Good news, everyone. We have no idea how long it’s going to be before we get the next James Bond movie, but we do get to see James Bond dress like a woman and look sad in a new PSA for International Women’s Day. No, really. This was a great idea.
Daniel Craig walks in dressed like James Bond, while Dame Judy Dench’s M offers up “damning” statistics about the deplorable state of sexism, such as:
“It is 2011 and a man is still more likely to earn more money than a woman, even one doing the same job. And men are far less likely to be judged for promiscuous behavior. We’re afraid to walk the streets at night, but just as afraid to come home…”
And then about halfway through, James Bond comes in wearing a dress and looking sad, because as always, the best solution to the problems of discrimination is to feel really guilty about them. Good one, James Bond. You’ve opened my eyes at last. Where do these statistics come from, anyway? I’ve had quite a few jobs, most of them female dominated, and at none of them did I ever earn more than any of my female counterparts. I certainly earned less a few times, which never stopped anyone from asking me to do anything that involved heavy lifting, or from staying late because my boss had to go pick up her dumb wiener kids from asthma camp or whatever. I guess what I’m trying to say is, hey James, I liked you better when you were slapping a girl on the ass and telling her, “Run along, dear, men are talking,” you god d*mned traitor. (*cracks beer, puts on “No, Ma’am” t-shirt*)
Incidentally, this was directed by Sam Taylor-Wood, the British film director who was 42 when she got knocked up by her 19-year-old Nowhere Boy star, Aaron Johnson. A 40-something movie director banging her teenage star? Yes, ladies, you have so far to come.