It’s basically a law of the cinematic world: the dangerous female spy/villain/superhero uses her sex appeal to get ahead. The men usually fall for it, like deer in the headlights; in many ways the woman’s beauty is her deadliest weapon, giving her superiority where physical strength falls short. Of course, whether she ultimately succeeds or fails depends on whether she’s the main protagonist of the story. If the narrative you happen to be swept up in is a James Bond one, you know he’ll always win out. It’s his story, after all.
But even with Skyfall – the latest in the James Bond frachise – hitting cinemas this year, Nican Robinson decided it was time to give the female secret agent her slice of victory. In this story the suave male spy is “sent to track down an opposing agent, only to fall prey to her cunning looks and attractiveness.”
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by Tania Braukämper via Fashionising.com