Monday, December 04, 2006

Brokeback Bond Redux

Apparently after grossing less at the box office than the previous actor to play Bond's (Pierce Brosnan) last effort, Daniel Craig is not finished in his attempt to hurt the Bond franchise; He is calling for a gay love scene for James Bond.

Now I could not care less one way or another about who does what with whom provided everyone is a consenting adult, but this is bad marketing.

The size of the gay community is not so large, depending on who you believe about 5% of the U.S. population, that it could support a full scale motion picture with the budget provided for most Bond films.

For the record Daniel Craig is not the first to call for a Gay James Bond; Rupert Everett beat him to it.

That the idea was not acted in the last six years inclines me to believe this will be a path not taken.

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