Let’s face it: the 70s were not a great decade for Bond films. And remember, you are hearing this from a bonafide Bond fangirl. Perhaps The Man With The Golden Gun (1974), one of the lowest-grossing Bond films, is the nadir of our #BondBFF series. Perhaps not. Let me point out that the film features, on purpose, the following: an unconvincing purplish third nipple, a naked Asian lass named “Chew Mee”, Bond giving a sumo wrestler a wedgie, and an excellent car stunt besmirched by a slide-whistle.
Even the promotional stills for this gilded turd are tainted with The Awkward. Maud Adams in particular looks like she wishes she were elsewhere:
(This film, the ninth Bond venture, is the most lady-hatin’ film so far of the canon. I mean one can only tweet so much about this sort of thing. Like I had to watch Ms. Adams get her arm twisted and get hit four about five straight minutes. Ugh.)
Still! We must soldier on. Definitely join us next week for #BondBFFs – The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). You can join @VFD_crow & I or follow our commentary at #BondBFFs on awesometi.me; better yet, get your copy of TSWLM*, pause the film immediately after the MGM lion fades, and press play again at exactly 6 PM PST according to this site’s clock.
* (My advice? Buy a legal version, and download/torrent it to put the file on the computer through VLC or some such, so streaming internet doesn’t make viewing stutter.)