A little addition to my earlier post (“Quantum of Bias“) about sexism in the new James Bond movie–the latest issue (December 2008) of Harper’s Bazaar magazine features a photo shoot entitled “Bond. Jane Bond.” In which Sarah Silverman plays the role of Bond in a sort of tongue in cheek spoof of the archetype. I don’t want to make any arguments that this subverts any of the stereotypes I discussed in my original post or changes the discourse in any meaningful way–I don’t think it does. More than anything, it’s just silly. On some level I think the argument could be made that spoofing the archetype with Silverman as Bond highlights the strong element of the ridiculous inherent in the Bond movies. But I don’t think I’m even willing to go that far. After all, I definitely don’t think Harper’s Bazaar tends to operate on the level of subversive social/cultural commentary when conceiving ideas for fashion spreads. But in any case, you can look at the photos here.
- 24,098 hits
- "Liberal Media Bias" Advertising Advertisting American Dream Amy Poehler Audre Lorde Barack Obama Barbie Bill O'Reilly Bob Kerrey Body Image Bridezillas Bulging Brides CNN Empowerment Facebook Fashion Feminism Fourth United Nations Conference on Women Funny Or Die Gender Gap Gossip Girl Harper's Bazaar Heroes Hillary Clinton Jack Black James Bond Jane Austen Jezebel Joe The Plumber Laura Mulvey Laurie Ouellette Male Gaze Mamma Mia! Media Bias Media Education Media Literacy Michelle Obama Music Myspace Nancy Pelosi Naomi Wolf Narcissism New Moon Noam Chomsky NOW Pat Buchanan PETA Peter Parker Proposition 8 Protest Race in America Rachel Maddow Racism Richard Dyer Sarah Haskins Sarah Palin Sarah Silverman Scandal Sex and the City Sexism Sexuality Smart Girls Social Networking Television The Daily Beast The Indypendent The Internet The New School The Root Violence to Women Weddings Women's Media Center Women in the Media World Economic Forum