Several women who played objects of affection in James Bond films are now suing on behalf of their characters, alleging sexual harassment and worse by 007. Lawyer for the characters, Gloria Allred said, “Look at poor Mary Goodnight. She was pressured into sex with Bond because she didn’t want to lose her job at MI6 while Scaramanga ran free, developing a powerful energy weapon.”
She also cited Bond’s offensive use of double entendres. “When Plenty O’Toole introduces herself, Bond says, ‘Named after your father perhaps.’ Who finds that funny?” asked Allred. “Imagine the trauma she felt from that remark before she made love to Bond and got murdered by SPECTRE.”
A spokesman for SPECTRE confirmed they were not named in the lawsuit, but did state that “Consistent with EEOC policies, we strive to kill in a gender-neutral manner and actively encourage young women to get involved in terrorism, revenge and extortion.”
The suit was praised by Anne Klelander, head of the Organization for Attractively Challenged Women or OACW for short. “It’s time beautiful women stopped enjoying being adored. But this is only a first step. Next we demand Baywatch women swim in voluminous dresses, Lara Croft wear comfortable clothing and X-Men’s Mystique wear any clothing.”
There was no comment from John Verlander, head of the Organization for People Who Don’t Know How to Form Acronyms or WGTMNODLKXZ for short.