November 25, 2020

0070: Bond Women of the 1980s

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 

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

James Page is a co-founder of 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 

Sean Longmore shares his artwork @ThatTallGinger 

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