TV & Film
Episode 006 - May Day! Disappearing Villainous Women!
In this episode, I discuss the depiction of villainous women - or lack thereof - in James Bond films from the 1970s and 1980s as the franchise registers/reflects the backlash to feminist gains at the time. May Day, featured in A View To A Kill (1985) is the only formidable woman to challenge Bond across the Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton eras. I discuss the influence of third wave feminism on the casting of Grace Jones and the characterization of May Day as well as the problematic use of racial stereotyping in the film.
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