Partly because Bond has always been one of the ultimate male fantasies, a testosterone-and-martini-soaked wish-fulfillment on steroids. But mostly because I'm a very vocal feminist, and the Bond franchise has always been, well, let's put it bluntly here—disgustingly misogynistic. But as a feminist who enjoys action films—a genre that is almost always tailored for men—you sort of have to learn how to adjust your anger. You either look past the gross aspects or you look away completely. Though I'm hoping the recent success of amazing films like Mad Max: Fury Road may bring about a shift in the way Hollywood handles action in the future; we shouldn't have to keep settling for crumbs and put up with bad behavior. We should be given more feminist genre films without having to constantly scream and beg for them—but I digress.
Sean Connery with Luciana Paluzzi in Thunderball. The BBFC warned that costumes amounted to 'semi-nudity'. Sean Connery and Molly Peters in Thunderball. During the making of Thunderball in the BBFC wrote to the co-producer warning that unless changes were made to the script, it could end up with an X certificate. During the making of Thunderball in , starring Connery, the BBFC wrote to co-producer Harry Saltzman warning that unless changes were made to the script, it could end up with an X certificate. The scene was dropped from the British version.
We shamefully admit that we wish we had a copy. Throwing a parachute over the couple to shield from government relief, Bond quips, "Oh no, you don't! This is no time to be rescued. After stepping out of the ocean — which reacts to their love-making with a suggestive surge — Bond quips, "I hope we didn't frighten the fish. The magnetic watch fails to protect him from the wrath of Mr.
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