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Sean Connery’s James Bond was ‘actually’ a rapist, says director of new 007 film No Time To Die

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Sean Connery’s James Bond was ‘actually’ a rapist, says director of new 007 film No Time To Die

  • Sean Connery’s Bond was ‘basically’ a rapist, director of latest 007 film said
  • The director of No Time To Die would refer to a scene in Thunderball
  • In the 1965 film, Bond meets nurse Patricia Fearing, who rejects his advances, pushes him away when he forcibly kisses her and later takes off her clothes.










Sean Connery’s James Bond was ‘essentially’ a rapist, the director of the latest 007 film has said.

No Time To Die director Cary Fukunaga is said to be talking about a scene in Thunderball.

In the 1965 film, Bond meets nurse Patricia Fearing, played by Molly Peters, who rejects his advances and pushes him away when he forcibly kisses her.

Later, she begs Bond not to tell her boss, because she would lose her job. The spy replies, “Well, I suppose my silence may have a price.”

Disturbing scene: Sean Connery’s James Bond was ‘actually’ a rapist, director of the latest 007 film said. Pictured: Bond with Nurse Patricia, played by Molly Peters, in the 1965 movie Thunderball

Miss Fearing recoils and says, “You don’t mean… oh no!” But Bond says ‘oh, yes’ before pushing her into a steam room and taking her clothes off. Later romances Domino (Claudine Auger).

Mr. Fukunaga told the Hollywood Reporter: ‘Is it Thunderball or Goldfinger where Sean Connery’s character rapes a woman.

“She’s like, ‘No, no, no,’ and he’s like, ‘Yes, yes, yes.’ That wouldn’t fly today.’

Mr. Fukunaga is said to have tried to amplify the female characters in No Time To Die and “give them equality.”

The film’s producer, Barbara Broccoli, said 007 has a “long history.”

In the 1965 film Thunderball, Bond (pictured in 1962) meets Nurse Patricia, who rejects his advances, pushes him away when he forcibly kisses her, and later takes off her clothes, saying that his 'silence can come at a price'

In the 1965 film Thunderball, Bond (pictured in 1962) meets Nurse Patricia, who rejects his advances, pushes him away when he forcibly kisses her, and later takes off her clothes, saying that his ‘silence can come at a price’

Pictured: Scene in a barn in the 1964 film Goldfinger where Pussy Galore, played by Honor Blackman, rejects James Bond's, played by Sean Connery, before imposing on her

Pictured: Scene in a barn in the 1964 film Goldfinger where Pussy Galore, played by Honor Blackman, rejects James Bond’s, played by Sean Connery, before imposing on her

She said: ‘I think people coming – with some kicking and yelling – to accept that sort of thing is no longer acceptable. Thank God. Bond is a character that was written in 1952 and the first movie [Dr. No] came out in 1962.’

A women’s studies professor who teaches a course on gender and Bond called the scene “particularly disturbing.”

dr. Lisa Funnell wrote in a blog post: ‘In popular culture, James Bond is known for his sexual appeal and ability to attract women.

“This scene in Thunderball challenges the way we ‘remember’ Connery’s Bond, while forgetting his use of cheating, harassment and sexual assault to achieve his professional and personal goals.”

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