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Changes the character too much ... I was on board with a Bond of any skin color, but not changing to female

Part of what made Bond remarkable was his seductive power. Sorry, but for a woman, that is something that is just not remarkable (with respect to men at least), because it is too easy.
 
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Changes the character too much ... I was on board with a Bond of any skin color, but not changing to female

Part of what made Bond remarkable was his seductive power. Sorry, but for a woman, that is something that is just not remarkable (with respect to men at least), because it is too easy.
Did you watch The Americans tv show?
 
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Yes I did. Notice how everytime one of the female characters (whether it was Elizabeth, or that woman that worked in the Russian embassy) mission was to seduce a man, they always succeeded? Whereas sometimes Matthew would fail?
A. Regardless it was always compelling drama
B. When did Matthew fail at seduction (honestly don’t remember)
 

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A. Regardless it was always compelling drama
B. When did Matthew fail at seduction (honestly don’t remember)
A. True. I'm not against having a female character be an MI5 agent. My point is that Bond's ability to seduce the opposite sex (or maybe even the same sex :) ) is part of what makes him a remarkable individual. When you switch his gender to female, that quality becomes, well, unremarkable. Hence the character is no longer really Bond.

Perhaps the way they could pull this off, is to go for a um, less attractive female lead who has to rely on wits, charm and psychology somehow :)

B. Matthew fails with that woman who works for the agricultural company..

I was actually wrong about Elizabeth always succeeding. She fails with that Korean scientist. But on the other hand, Nina (young woman in the Russian consulate) succeeds on her first try, Paige succeeds on her first try, etc. They just, don't have to do very much convincing :)
 

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