Bond Girl Style, an inteview with Dr. Monica German

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Other balloons certainly wear traditional traditional western clothes. But they're also subverting. The way in which they are wearing. Those Western close bond is always impeccably dressed. The suits of the other villains from Goldfinger to Hugo drax are produced almost a grotesque effects took the bodies of the villains they move screw task aradio Britishness of course in the book as well as into film Goldfinger angle fingers. Here's an henchman odd job. Who Wears a traditional Western suits at down to bowler hat but the effectively looks like okay grotesque parody of Englishness the for reinforcing that idea of racial difference which is at all Switzer British wideness and this power dynamics play out a little bit differently in the interactions between double o seven and the ladies that cross his path in these inevitable travels? And you know as you've already touched on at the time of Fleming's initial manuscript that patriarchal mindset worn out of colonialism was still very much in place. So how did this inform the way that Fleming wrote about women and in particular the women that bond encounters brought what. This isn't a very very intriguing question. Because one of the things about Bundy's that he never seems to score we British ladies especially British winds latest. So he's loggers are always foreign or women of color so there seems to be a suggestion whereby they British woman remains untouchable and untouched. She still represents the unconquered unconquered all the old Britannia the P. to me of DC. Of course the unconsummated relationship between bond and moneypenny accursed earth. Floor extremely hard with all especially the earlier movies when she's played by Lois Maxwell but nothing ever happens. It's a safe. The reason unwritten rule in fact in the novels Fleming always goes as far as saying is there is an an unwritten rule that that relationship can never be consumated. Those women can not be touched. They are part of the civil of the of the secret service US and the they were present in a way the British empire the whiteness. So the woman of the female body cannot be conquered by boomed or anybody else of course. We have a version of acts in addition to know where Mary true blood. Am A sex trade trade working for the secret. Service in Jamaica is killed and probably sexually violated by would flaming holes H. Hi Grow It. Mixed Chinese unblocked man dot sexual assault or the assault that has a sexual connotation eight self represents a subversion of the colonial authority and ideology the bond represents by first I when bond is overseas is always able to conquer the bodies all female foreign women sometimes they are white women sometimes. They're women of color but dot kind of relationship exists. Nevertheless it's a relationship that some would say say can never lead to marriage and the only time that bond ever goes near marriage of course with tragedy Vincenzo was also also not British but is wide but those relationships never go anywhere. Because the marriage signifies somehow bones mingling angling his is blocked with foreignness and bombed cannot do money also cannot settle down because he would not be. That's

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