Ronald Brak

Because not everyone can be normal.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

James Bond Goldfinger and Misogyny

I just watched James Bond Goldfinger. I may have more to say on it later, but for now I'll just mention an example of the terrible sexism that is often seen in James Bond movies. The name of the female lead's character is Pussy Galore. Now that's just disgusting. The character was a strong confident female and they had to go and give her a name that suggests she's catty. That's pretty low. It's almost like they had to take her down a notch so people would know it's still okay to demean her even though she had ovaries of steel.

In fact, I don't think it is until near the end of the Roger Moore era that we get a female lead who doesn't have a sexist name with the NASA scientist Holly Goodhead. Her name at least suggests she has a high quality brain.

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