James Bond & Friends – Episode 0070: Bond Women of the 1980s

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere.

Were the 1980s a golden era for independent women in the Bond film series?

For this episode, we reflect on the Bond Women of the 1980s, who were far from the gun-arm hanging damsels in distress the series had been criticized for in earlier decades. From the crossbow-wielding Melina set out on a mission of revenge, and ending with Pam’s strong-willed CIA pilot, we pick over the characters of the ’80s, choose our favourites and shine a spotlight on some of the less-celebrated individuals. We also take a detour to chat about how the ’80s saw a shift in the balance of power on Bond posters.

The companion issue to this episode #57 of MI6 Confidential is now shipping around the world from mi6confidential.com

The recording took place on November 25th, 2020 in the USA.

James Page is a co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential

Dr. Lisa Funnell (@DrLisaFunnell) is Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma

Phil Nobile Jr is editor of Fangoria and shares his expertise at @PhilNobileJr

Mark O’Connell’s home base is markoconnell.co.uk

Sean Longmore shares his artwork @ThatTallGinger 

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2020

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David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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