Rumors are spreading across Hollywood that Barbara Broccoli, the steward of the James Bond movie series, wants to make the show a “woke” spectacle. She allegedly wants the next bond to be the exact opposite of Daniel Craig’s and every other version of the titular character.
We’re accustomed to a very masculine, assertive, commanding figure on the big screen to represent 007, but Broccoli has other ideas.
My initial reaction was, “HELL NO!” Of course James Bond shouldn’t be a “they.” He’s the movie personification of what we need more of in America and Europe: Actual men who like women and take on bad guys. A “woke” LGBTQ+ Bond would be an absolute abomination and an insult to everything we’ve grown to love about the character.
And maybe that’s the point. Maybe that’s exactly what we need. As much as I’ve loved the Bond series, I’d be willing to take a break and let Hollywood learn a valuable lesson in why they shouldn’t continue to allow social justice producers to ruin everything. A non-binary Bond movie would bomb. I’m sure of it. And when it does, we’ll be there to tell the out-of-touch Hollywood “progressives” that their version of progress is neither required nor appreciated.
I know what some of you are thinking. We can’t give an inch, so stopping the disgraceful display of LGBTQ+ supremacy in a Bond movie must be achieved at all costs. I hear you, and I normally agree with the idea of never giving them anything. But I can’t see us influencing them in the short term; they’ll either come to their senses or they won’t. One article isn’t going to push them in either direction so the strategic side of my mind tells me if it’s going to happen, we should be ready to pounce when it fails miserably.
Judging by reactions on Twitter, it’s already about as popular as Hunter Biden’s artwork…
“Do it. Let’s get this over with so people can watch this lunacy fail once and for all. Also @elonmusk can you hurry up on the Mars colony because I’m ready to go. 🚀” – Originally tweeted by Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) on December 12, 2021.
“Centrist nerd culture YouTubers jumping for joy at the news that their content has just been written and their ad revenue checks have just been paid for the month.” – Originally tweeted by Endeavour (@RoyalEndeavour) on December 12, 2021.
“Every fictional hero will be non-binary in the future. And every real hero will be fighting to protect their children from this madness.” – Originally tweeted by Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) on December 12, 2021.
Hollywood has been trying for years to replace male characters, especially White male characters, with different woke variations. First, it was women replacing the Ghostbusters, Ocean’s 11, and other mostly-male movies. Now, they’re going down the gender-non-fluid road for some strange reason. They want to ruin everything and they won’t stop until we demonstrate that it just doesn’t work.
Unfortunately, the reverse side of the coin may be true as well. They may take their failures as a sign that they need to keep doubling down like a blackjack loser on the worst streak of his life. We’ve seen it happen with socialism; no matter how many times it is proven untenable, the radical left keeps thinking they just need to do it better next time.
I don’t want to see this timeless franchise debased by wokeness, but if that’s what it takes to make Hollywood’s elites come to their sense, so be it. I’ve spent less and less time at the movies over the last decade. What’s one more franchise temporarily lost?